"So that is our choice in Minnesota. Since Al does not have the stones nor the honor to resign, is it better for us to keep him or have him recalled? Interesting question with all things considered. Meanwhile, we will sit back and wait to see who the next Matt Lauer type person is to be canned."
Big, big news overnight. Totally unexpected by most. The beloved Matt Lauer (that is, beloved by those who watch the mostly unwatchable NBC), was fired on the spot. What? Why? Seems that Matt had some "inappropriate" contact with someone (him or her). Wait a minute! Hold on! What about due diligence? What about due process? What about forgiveness? A second chance? ANYTHING????
Here are the facts. Most people who work in the private industry, who are without a contract, are "at will" employees. An "at will" employee can be let go at any time for any reason. If that reason is an "inappropriate" contact, at most places I worked, that would be taps. Even if someone has a contract, most employment contracts have a clause regarding personal conduct. Violate that clause, and the next sound you hear is the door hitting you on the rear as you exit the building.
So what, some might ask. Well, here is the "so what". Let's for a minute compare the exit strategy of Matt Lauer with our junior senator. On he news yesterday, was a new poll out regarding Al Franken. Al, the man who cannot control his hands. In that poll, only 22% of Minnesotans believe Al is fit to stay in office. Let me put this a different way. Just like executive management at NBC let Lauer go in a New York minute, we are the executive managers for Al Franken. Eight out of ten of us in this poll have told Al it is time to go. Al's response? Giving us the finger (so to speak).
By the way, the other Democrat who seems to be on the hot seat right now is the ancient John Conyers (D-MI). Yesterday it was reported that Conyers said if he was thrown out of office (at the young age of 88), he was going to "expose the dirt on other Democrats - and there is a thousand of them". Whoa! Johnny boy - you will flip to make things right for a change? Now that - is newsworthy!
Back to our own cuddly Al. Rush said yesterday it might almost be better to have Al remain. Politically, he will have the testosterone of a eunuch. With no moral authority what so ever, he will be the laughing stock of the Senate chamber. For once in his life, Franken could actually be funny.
So that is our choice in Minnesota. Since Al does not have the stones nor the honor to resign, is it better for us to keep him or have him recalled? Interesting question with all things considered. Meanwhile, we will sit back and wait to see who the next Matt Lauer type person is to be canned.