Al Franken Knocks Down Dean Heckler

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    ** I hope the fat bastard gets charged with assault **

    Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean.

    The tussle left Franken's trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.

    Franken - who seemed in a state of shock and out of breath after the incident - was helped back to his feet by several people who watched the tussle. Police arrived soon after.

    "I got down low and took his legs out," said Franken afterwards.

    Franken said he's not backing Dean but merely wanted to protect the right of people to speak freely. "I would have done it if he was a Dean supporter at a Kerry rally," he said.

    "I'm neutral in this race but I'm for freedom of speech, which means people should be able to assemble and speak without being shouted down."

    The trouble started when several supporters of fringe presidential candidate Lyndon Larouche began shouting accusations at Dean.

    Franken emerged from the crowd and charged one male protester, grabbing him with a bear hug from behind and slamming him onto the floor.

    "I was a wrestler so I used a wrestling move," Franken said.

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    originally posted by jimnyc
    "I was a wrestler so I used a wrestling move," Franken said.
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    That would be using the Lionel Tate precedent, I assume?
     
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    If he wasnt supporting Mr.Dean...WTF was he doing there ...looking for a fight??? couple of days in jail will change his tune...let him try a wresting move on somebody doing a lil time:D
     
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    Dude... this makes me want to go to a rally where he's at, heckle the candidate, and wait for him to try that with me. I'd beat the crap out of him just on principle.
     
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    to hell with heckling the candidate, I would be heckling him....free speech my ass, where was the guys free speech rights he took down....self-appointed guardian of rights,I dont believe so...
     
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    I hope this won't mess up his radio career.
     
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    :boohoo:
     
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    I'll wait until he is actually on for a few years before I'll call it a career.
     
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    Franken's an obnoxious Jew.
     
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    I'm sure that his ethnicity has everything to do with it... :rolleyes: :tinfoil:
     

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