<p>Over time, one learns that you can always count on MSNBC’s <em>Hardball</em> to produce baffling moments. Thursday was no exception as the show featured <em>USA Today</em>’s Susan Page bemoaning the “sad picture” of “effective” Democratic Senator Al Franken (Minn.) resigning from Congress while host Chris Matthews sneered that “[t]he new Republican age of consent is 14 if” Roy Moore “wins” in Alabama.</p>