Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Al Franken, Air America and kids

I've tried to avoid commenting on Al Franken and Air America, in part because they're usually not worth the energy it takes to put forth a competent post.
That will no longer be the case. Captain Ed has the story of how Air America got a cool half a million from a Boys and Girls Club in New York and how the club almost had to shut down.
According to published reports, the allegations involve Charles Rosen, the founder of Gloria Wise who has stepped down as executive director, investing city contract funds in Air America Radio, the liberal talk radio network.
Evan Cohen, Air America's former chairman, had served as Gloria Wise's director of development.

What's worse is where that money was originally supposed to go:
...the grant money involved was earmarked for Alzheimer's patients, senior citizens, and a mentoring program.
Instead, it wound up paying the likes of Al Franken.
Now, if you haven't heard of Al Franken, he's the moonbat who first made a name for himself (Al Franken) on Saturday Night Live, where he (Al Franken) was a writer and occasional performer. The one bit I remember by him (Al Franken) was when he declared the decade his (the Al Franken Decade) and urged that everyone should send copious amounts of money to him (Al Franken).
All I'll say about his Saturday Night Live days is that the more face time he (Al Franken) had on camera, the worse the shows were.
Maybe he (Al Franken) should take some of the money he (Al Franken) received from his (Al Franken's) books and give it back to the Boys and Girls Club that he (Al Franken) and Air America ripped off.