Al Franken's USO Tour is a travesty
As Al Franken leaves tomorrow to do what he is claiming to be his 6th USO Tour (Which it may very well be)it sickens me to no end knowing how much he has hurt them here, that he has no business attaching himself to a worthwhile organization as the USO in order to elevate himself and increase his profile and celebrity status.
I called the USO office and left a message on a young ladies voicemail explaining my displeasure with Franken being allowed to "predatorily" latch onto the USO. I received a call back, also left on my voicemail, explaining that while there are some celebrity entertainers who are opposed to this administrations Iraq policies, they leave that at home and focus stricly on entertaining our troops.
So let me be clear about why I am so upset about Franken's going abroad. I don't have a problem with celebrities opposed to this administration who then go overseas to entertain our troops. I do have a problem with a celebrity who mocks and parodies our troops, yes I said OUR TROOPS, not the administration, then going abroad as if he loves and honors our guys.
Here is a brief clip from a Franken parody on our troops from his "best of" CD.
sorry 'bout the prisoners
sorry they got raped
sorry they got tortured
sorry it got taped...
believe me when I say their apology is sincere
I'm awfully sorry for that broomstick up their rear...
So pardon me if I'm just a little miffed about Al Franken being honored as a member of the USO tour.
This is like the NAACP allowing David Duke to perform at their functions as long as he promises to leave his "black" jokes at home.
If any of you decide to call the USO to protest, let them know about this passage from Franken's parody and ask them if this is simply disagreeing with this administration or an obsecene parody against our troops.