Al Franken: Cheney 'Had Been Drinking' is 'Amazing Jerk, or Both'

I suppose that quoting Al Franken for evidence of liberal media bias is, if you'll excuse the expression, like shooting fish in a barrel.

Nevertheless, perhaps it's useful for the archives to record one of Franken's remarks this evening in the course of his appearance on MSNBC's 'Scarborough Country.'

Commenting on Vice President Cheney's decision not to follow Harry Whittington to the hospital, Franken mused:

"It's inconceivable that you don't go to the hospital unless there's a reason you don't go to the hospital. If you had been drinking, you wouldn't go to the hospital. Or, you're an amazing jerk, that's the other. Or both."

Well, at least Al offered a couple options.

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Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.