Those popping sounds you hear aren't light bulbs breaking as they hit the frozen surface of
Instead, that sound comes from political heads exploding in the
Because liberal Democratic
There's that photo of Franken smiling and grabbing at her breasts as Tweeden, a former model, slept on the way home from a
"You knew exactly what you were doing," Tweeden wrote in an online post. "You forcibly kissed me without my consent, grabbed my breasts while I was sleeping and had someone take a photo of you doing it, knowing I would see it later, and be ashamed."
And just like that, the Democratic strategy to politicize sexual abuse and use it to beat
So what do
Franken and Democratic and Republican
We already know what happened. An ethics committee investigation won't tell us what happened. The only question is: What are
Franken apologized, says he's sorry, says he respects women. But if he truly means it, there's one thing for him to do: Resign immediately, disappear out into the woods.
It's exactly what I recommended for the repugnant
Republican senators want Moore to drop out of the race. But will
And what will the media half of the
Years ago many of them, particularly liberal pundits in
Leading feminists and liberal men trashed Clinton's female accusers, because Clinton was their guy and he promised them what they wanted.
And what did a few women from
During the Monica Lewinsky scandal, liberal journalist
This is the heart of corruption, but Burleigh wasn't alone as liberals made their separate peace with a sexual predator.
He was president. He promised he'd protect abortion. And they got what they wanted.
In recent days though, as many on the left and right peeled (and rightfully so) the skin off creepy
Pundits on the left began to wring their hands and confess their guilt about what they did to Clinton's accusers.
It all rings hollow, of course, but there's a good reason that it rings hollow.
It is hollow.
But without the icy tears of calculated contrition, they couldn't proceed on the Democratic action plan.
Now the Franken explosion complicates that strategy, which only a few days ago was quite clear: Hound Moore as a monster, cast
And forge all of it into another Year of the Woman campaign to be used ultimately against President
But now, that strategy -- smelting gender identity politics with the real pain women have suffered at the hands of men -- has been undercut.
And anything less than Franken's departure from the
Tweeden, now news anchor on "McIntyre in the Morning" on
She detailed Franken's behavior, his grabbing and groping and stuffing his tongue down her mouth during a
"(Franken) came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth," Tweeden wrote. "I walked away. All I could think about was getting to a bathroom as fast as possible to rinse the taste of him out of my mouth. I felt disgusted and violated."
Other women might come forward, accusing both
This is what happens when the levee breaks.
And Franken, a comedian by trade, must realize that with the photo out there, with another accuser, it just might be time for him to exit stage left.
I can see him walking alone along the frozen banks of