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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:11 PM

15. Well Im not done

While I wish Franken would have let this go to investigation, perhaps there is a reason he didnít that we donít know. Two of the Senators calling for his resignation Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are my senators from Washington state and Iím certainly not abandoning them. Iíve read their statements. I know their work, and I guarantee the Democratic Party needs them right where they are. If people are going to leave, I hope they do it soon.

I expected something like this to happen the moment #metoo became a hashtag. That we equivocate the moment a movement becomes challenging is to be expected. Franken took a fall in an atmophere attempting to call attention to a problem of behavior while simultaneously setting standards to behavior that has been present for millenniaónot just decades. This isnít new, this is ancient. (Thatís not to say people havenít ďevolvedĒóthey have) Franken, whatever the truth of extent of his behavior, did the right things, requested an inquiry, apologized, reisigned when his peers, many his FRIENDS asked him to. (Unless heís playing a larger game, sacrificing himself in a very bold political move, which I wouldnít put past him) even his resignation speech cannot be ignored for its political power.

So no, Iím not done. I do wish the resignation of Conyers brought about as much angst. But of course it didnít

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