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Al Franken

He was very likely going to survive the Leeann Tweeden imbroglio. What would put him in real danger would be an accusation from his time as senator and/or any suggestion that he’s a repeat offender. The latest accusation from a woman who says Franken grabbed her backside during a photo at the Minnesota state fair in 2010 constitutes both. Given that she complained about the interaction at the time on Facebook, she’s credible. This pushes Franken closer to the brink, although I’m guessing it will take something else — and perhaps something more lurid — to push him over the edge.

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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