Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Al Franken-Elitist?

Wesley Snipes gets three years. '

A mailbox installer got one year.

A chiropractor got three years.

So why is it that Minnesota U.S. senate candidate and mildly amusing nauseating comedian and erstwhile Boys Club embezzler and figurehead of the failed Air America network, Al Franken, got a pass?

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken, front-runner in the race to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, said on Tuesday that he has paid $70,000 in back taxes and penalties owed in 17 states going back to 2003.

Franken, who delivers speeches across the country and still receives residuals from television shows, movies and books, blamed his accountant of 18 years for what he said was a mistake.

The accountant, Allen Chanzis of New York, "just made a basic kind of error that had a lot of ramifications," Franken said.

So Al Franken makes a "mistake," and shouldn't be held accountable for the same "mistakes" for which others have done jail time. I suppose that Mr. Franken is no doubt a devotee to the late Leona Helmsley, who made famous the saying, "Only little people pay taxes."

Flaming liberal senate wanabees get a pass.