Thursday, February 15, 2007

Frankenpuffs runs for Senate

Al Franken, former comedian, and now former radio talk show host on the soon to be former Air American radio, is running for U.S. Senate in 2008.

Franken got bitten by the political bug sometime during his mediocre stint with Saturday Night Live and has become one of the biggest political personalities the liberals have to offer. His foray into the next Senate race in his home state of Minnesota has been talked about for over a year now, and he has been laying the groundwork for a campaign at least that long.

Franken believes he has a better than average shot at defeating current Senator Norm Coleman. Of course he will need to do more than just accuse Coleman of being "one of the administration's leading butt boys" if he expects to gain the respect of voters. And there are a number of, shall we say, more serious Democrats who are interested in taking on Coleman, too. It is unlikely they will be blinded by Franken's star power, such as it is.

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