Al Franken may have made his name as a comedian on Saturday Night Live, but as a Senator (D-MN) he’s a force to reckon with. In this clip from hearings this week he nails a witness from the right wing Hudson Institute pimping for the health care industry. Her claim? That health care reform would lead to more bankruptcies. He makes his point and thanks the witness, but she tries to score with a question of her own. Bad move. It turns out Franken knows the answer:
Smart, serious, prepared. Live from Washington, DC. It’s not Saturday Night Live!
Addendum, 1 pm EST: Just had to take my son-in-law to the Emergency Department (not flu related). There’s a two hour wait to be triaged. It’s not people with flu that’s the problem. That wait is “normal” (it’s been as high as five hours to be triaged). It’s a broken system.