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April 15, 2009

Franco, Apparently, Still Dead


There is just too much irony in this photo — especially after yesterday’s likely meaningless news that a judicial panel awarded Franken the Minnesota Senate race … again.   

This image of Al — looking that much more helpless in front of a powerful column and drawing his hands to his gut rather tightly — was taken taken three weeks ago at Arlington. The photo not only amplifies Al’s isolation these days, it happens to be capture him witnessing a “changing of the guard” ceremony (no kidding) at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

In the latter case, we could take for unknown the population of Minnesota which, to date, has been short-changed a Senator.

(image: Kevin Wolf/A.P. Tomb of the Unknowns, March 25, 2009, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.)

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