Diary

Al Franken, "Metro", and a political story from Saskatchewan

I talk politics with my Canadian relatives quite a bit, they are worried that my current emotional low ties directly to the Republican electoral low of today.

One of my uncles told me a story about an election held is Saskatchewan in 1991. In it, the incumbant party, the New Democrats (left of center) were seen as betraying their roots and were thrown out of office. The Progressive Conservatives were elected in a landslide. The New Democrats were almost wiped out. Anyway one of the newly elected Conservatives was a comedian named Metro (he did ethnic Ukranian humor) it seemed the people were willing to elect any Conservative over New Democrats.

To make a long story short the Conservatives believed that this election foretold a permanent shift in the Province and proceeded to over reach and become corrupt.

Is Al Franken the Democratic “Metro”?