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Chuck Grassley works, all right. He's on overtime in his attack on three star Admiral Michael Franken, Grassley's challenger for U.S. Senate.
Grassley, who never served in the military, has his well-seasoned cadre of dirt diggers scouring the remarkable 36-year naval career of Franken in hopes of any tidbit that can be twisted to a big dollar attack ad. Tough job. Franken's military career is impeccable and his leadership experience unmatched by any candidate in the country. Franken even worked during the George W. Bush presidency with Republican Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in the briefing on worldwide orders.
So, what is the nastiness from Chuck all about? How about diversion? What Grassley should be talking about is his "no" vote on the Inflation Reduction Act and the lowering of prescription drug and insulin costs for millions of Americans.
Franken dutifully served our nation. If he now seeks to further serve through public office after a distinguished career in uniform he should have the opportunity. He should be applauded. Knit-picking nastiness is, well … curmudgeonly.