Of course not. It's just that perception is everything.
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:07am

If he pulled her in close rather quickly, I was thinking that it was possible that he inadvertently grasped the wrong place? IDK. I'm trying to figure out HOW he yanked her in close AND grabbed her butt at the same time. The hand that played grab ass would be the same hand that pulled her in close, so HOW did he do that? Try to imagine it in your mind? Grabbing her butt wouldn't have pulled her in close. It would have made her jump, not smile. I couldn't figure out how he pulled her close and used the very same arm to squeeze her butt, unless he first grabbed her by the waist, pulled her in and then somehow dropped down to her butt?

That's all I'm wondering about. I have NO dog in this. It doesn't matter to me personally to convict or absolve him.

  • I Think A Mistake Is Very UnlikelyMerlin, Tue Nov 21 3:47pm
    LIS to Amadeus: What She Described in Telling of the Incident Then, as her husband held up her phone and got ready to snap a photo of the two of them, Franken "pulled me in really close, like awkward ... more
    • Of course not. It's just that perception is everything. — Sia☺giah, Wed Nov 22 1:07am
      • Franken was playing, Menz wasn't. Pikes, Wed Nov 22 10:41am
        I totally see it as a photo op improv for a picture Franken thought would be talked about for years. But not in this way! The man is an actor. For many, in public means in character, role playing.... more
      • and asked a young woman I bumped into to help me resolve this conundrum. We exhaustively tried out the various scenarios, and finally both agreed that he first grabbed her by the waist and pulled her ... more
        • THEN proceeded to "grab ass", then HOW did she manage to smile normally like she did? It doesn't make sense to me that he did that and she was smiling normally like that.
          • It takes only a fraction of a second to snap the photo once you press the button.
            • Granted. I get it. The surprise PH👀EY, Thu Nov 23 9:25am
              while her hubby snaps the pic. But SHE let the moment slip away. She failed to simply say "Al, you old pervert, keep your hands to yourself." "And thanks for posing with me." No, these sad creatures... more
          • Oh, I know....PH☃☃EY, Wed Nov 22 11:02pm
            She was in "shock." LOLs..... Did she ever ask for an apology from him prior to going pubic?
    • He may have thought, "Photo op with Al Franken." So he made it juvenile. That would be consistent with the tendency. I know when I take people's pictures with those smart phone cameras, I am never... more
      • I don't see anything hammy about smiling like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth while getting a handful of an unsuspecting woman's butt cheek while her unaware husband snaps a photo. I'll not be... more
        • Perhaps my perspective is offPikes, Tue Nov 21 11:46pm
          Didn't Menz' hubby take the photo of them? I can see a Franken personality grabbing a butt for that photo op as a joke. A very poor taste joke. Thinking they might show it off forever- the famous Al... more
          • Yeah, I can relate to your post.PH😳😳EY, Thu Nov 23 9:48am
            In what now seems like another lifetime, I had many experiences within the circles of high culture and finance. I could write a book....Young, Pretty, and Felt Up. And could "feel encouraged" but for ... more
          • A very poor taste joke? Merlin, Wed Nov 22 8:11am
            Franken was lucky that her husband didn't put his fist in his face right then and there. If that was Franken's idea of a joke, he doesn't belong even on SNL, never mind the Senate. ;-)
            • Poor judgment, I agreePikes, Wed Nov 22 10:28am
              There'a a juvenile quality to the man. Trump too. But this is Franken. Some of the Menz fallout now may be another kind of fist in the face. From the "now that that's come up" vault. Hopefully it... more
              • He is insecure.PH🤓🤓EY, Sat Nov 25 5:31pm
                His entire personality is one predicated upon self-doubt and low self-esteem. It's a facade. I don't care if he gropes tarts. But he ought to leave out the housewives🙃