A recent writer from Baxter says he didn't understand the point of my earlier letter to the editor about Al Franken's lack of intelligence and humor. So, I'll try to explain it one more time. (I am typ-ing this let-ter much more slow-ly.) You see, thanks to Air America, Mr. Franken had frequently and convincingly displayed his inability to think or speak rationally. Earlier, thanks to SNL, Franken had shown all the world he is totally devoid of comedic talent. Mr. Franken now feels that, armed with those two important shortcomings, he's perfectly qualified to run on any liberal ticket. Franken always reminds me of the guy Winston Churchill described as "a modest man with much to be modest about."
This same writer reminded me, quite needlessly, that Ronald Reagan had made several "Bonzo" movies and had still become "a popular president." It should be noted that President Ronald Wilson Reagan had also served as president of the Screen Actors Guild and had twice been elected governor (winning by a million votes.) back when California was still one of the United States. Ronald Wilson Reagan was also elected president of the United States of America, beating Jimmy "The Luster" Carter by 489 electoral votes to 49. He fulfilled his pledge to restore "the great confident roar of American progress and growth and optimism."
Through his no-nonsense policy of "peace through strength" President Ronald Wilson Reagan brought down both the Berlin wall and Communism. Al Franken couldn't fill Ronald Reagan's jelly bean jar.
The writer would do well to read Peggy Noonan's "When Character was King" for a better understanding of what an honest, intelligent, dedicated patriot really is. He might then read Robert Benchley's "My Ten Years in a Quandary" for a true and tasteful touch of American humor.
Stephen A. Busch
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