After Rep. Mary Franson (R-Alexandria) referred to Minnesota Vikings punter and noted sassbag Chris Kluwe as one of the attackers of “traditional marriage” who is “funneling money to her opponent,” the outspoken football player has challenged the misspoken politician to a debate.
“Because I am standing on my principles the leftists who oppose marriage between 1 man and 1 woman are now funneling money to my opponent,” Franson posted on Facebook last week. “I need YOUR HELP NOW to counter their attacks.” In her post (which has since disappeared) Franson singled out four tweets, including one from Kluwe, in favor of her opponent, Bob Cunniff.
Franson, however, clearly didn’t know who she was F-Booking with and Kluwe immediately went on the offense, via Twitter: “It’s hilariously ironic that Rep. Mary Franson claims I’m undermining “traditional values”. How’s the right to vote treatin’ ya, Mary?”
“Basically, I was pointing out the fact that it is very hypocritical of her to ask for a return to traditional values, when traditional values say she should have been in the kitchen, and not in office,” Kluwe told City Pages. “Traditional values doesn’t just mean what you want it to mean. It can also mean some pretty bad stuff.”
Kluwe said he is working with Minnesotans for Equality to organize a debate with Franson, though he’s not holding his breath. ”We’re thinking of actually extending her an official invitation to see if she wants to do a debate,” he told CP, but asked if he thought she’d actually accept, Kluwe laughed, “I don’t think she will.”
Minnesota is one of the four key battleground states where gay marriage is on the ballot this November.