That’s *Senator* Al Franken to You

OK, so it’s not OC, but this is great news.  Before you dismiss Al Franken, the man knows his issues and has context behind a number of incidents that have happened over the past six years.  His wit will cut Norm Coleman like a surgeon.  And unlike Sen. Coleman, Franken has made frequent trips to Iraq for USO shows over the past several years. 

I don’t live in Minnesota, but I want to know where I send a check.  Bill O’Reilly must be having kittens

MINNEAPOLIS (CNN) — Outspoken comedian and liberal radio talk show host Al Franken has told associates he plans to challenge Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., in 2008, a source close to Franken said Wednesday. Franken, 55, a Democrat who grew up in the Twin Cities and moved back to the state from New York last year, announced Monday that he was leaving his radio show on the Air America network after his Feb. 14 broadcast.

Franken has said previously that he was considering a bid to unseat Coleman, a moderate Republican and former St. Paul mayor who was elected to the Senate in 2002. During the 2006 midterm election, Franken’s political action committee, the Midwest Values PAC, raised money for Democratic candidates across the North Star State.

Franken has been a writer and performer on the NBC program “Saturday Night Live.” He is also the author of several politically tinged books, including “Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations.”

  5 comments for “That’s *Senator* Al Franken to You

  1. Ryan Gene
    January 31, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    Oh wow!

    See, the GOP needs to get Dennis Miller to run for Senate! Wouldn;t it be funny to have two former SNL cast members in the U.S. Senate? I think it’d be a laugh riot!

  2. February 1, 2007 at 12:45 am

    I would watch a lot more CSPAN!

  3. DanC
    February 1, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    Dennis Miller isn’t funny; anyone catch his lame act on Hannity & Colmes? He’s awful.

  4. Julie
    February 1, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    check out Al at

    from the site:
    Midwest Values PAC (MVP) was founded by political satirist, author, and Air America Radio host Al Franken in the fall of 2005. Its goal is to provide financial and organizational support to progressive candidates, activists, and causes – in his home state of Minnesota, throughout the Midwest, and around the country – in 2006 and beyond.

  5. KimZep
    February 2, 2007 at 8:28 am

    Al Franken is articulate, brilliant, funny and courageous. He will make a great senator. His books are incisive, illuminating and infinitely funny despite the un-funny subject matter. The books are well-researched and shine the light on right-wing incompetence, hypocrisy, bigotry and corruption. I urge everyone to read them, regardless of party. They are “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right” and “The Truth: with Jokes.” And of course, “Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations.”

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