Covering Al Franken

Memo to my bosses (all of them):  If, and when, comedian Al Franken decides to run for the U.S. Senate from Minnesota against incumbent Norm Coleman, I’d like to be assigned to cover his (Franken’s) campaign full-time.  I’ll even work nights and weekends–occasionally.

Before he was the host of his current Air America radio talk show, he wrote some very funny books like "Oh, the Things I Know:  A Guide to Success, Or, Failing That, Happiness" and some less funny books like "Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot."  Before that, he made movies like "Stuart Saves His Family."  Before that, he wrote for and performed on "Saturday Night Live."  Before that, he grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Harvard.

Wanting to cover his campaign has nothing to do with politics.  It’s just that the potential entertainment value of a Franken for Senate campaign (for me, anyway) is almost unlimited.  Franken is a notorious lefty, but he’s also something of a loose cannon.  I get the impression he could implode at some point during a race likely to be extremely heated, and I’d like to be there when it happens.

5 Responses


    Yeah I would like to see Al Franken implode also!
    It wouldn’t take too much. I loved Ann Coulter’s statement about evolution in her latest book,
    “Evolutionists act like they are the first people on earth to notice that species look alike. Biologists have always grouped animals by what they look like. Everyone knows a monkey looks like a human, especially in the case of Al Franken.”
    (page 227, GODLESS by Ann Coulter)

    So follow the monkey-man, Terry. I would love to read your stories about the campaign!!!

  2. Terry Dullum

    If I quoted Ann Coulter, please believe me, it was inadvertent. Politics aside, I think Ann could use a good, long rest.

  3. Patty Erickson

    I think it was on D. Letterman recently – that he said.. “Sid you hear Al Gore has a new book out about Ann Coulter? . . it’s called the Inadvertant Bitch. I about fell off the sofa!

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