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.
To understand the American gun-control debate, you have to understand the fundamentally different starting positions of the two sides. Among conservatives, there is the broad belief that the right to own a weapon for self-defense is every bit as inherent and unalienable as the right to speak freely or practice ... Read More