In Which Al Franken Implies That Patrick Leahy Is Stoned


During a discussion about seasonal agricultural worker visas at a Senate hearing on immigration reform this morning, Senator Patrick Leahy alluded to a hypothetical human-bovine conversation. “You can’t tell the cows that we’ll be back in six months to milk you again,” Leahy said, “they don’t react well to that.”

When it was his turn, Senator Al Franken pointed out that you can’t tell cows anything, because they are cows, and implied that Leahy might only believe otherwise because, as a noted Deadhead, he was currently under the influence of the marijuana. 

Leahy did not explicitly deny the charge.