Senator Al Franken was asked a simple question by reported Esme Murphy.
“Have you ever placed a hand on a woman’s butt?” she asked around the 2:40 mark.
Franken’s response was clearly insinuating that in the turmoil based upon his popularity as a public figure, he may have accidentally done it.
“I can’t say that hasn’t happened. I take thousands and thousands of pictures, sometimes in crowded and chaotic situations. I can’t say I haven’t done that.”
I’m not a Senator and I’m only an amateur comedian, but I know I’ve taken a lot of pictures. Perhaps I haven’t been in thousands and thousands, but I’ve had my share. I can say unequivocally that I have never touched anyone’s butt regardless of how crowded or chaotic the situation was. When you’re not a creep, you just know these things. There’s no need to invoke ignorance or doublespeak.