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February 21, 2007

One on One With Al Franken

I'm not too crazy about Al Franken as a radio host, but he'll make a great Senator. In typical Al fashion, here's an intelligent yet amusing interview he had with the Minnesota Monitor. An excerpt:

Joe Bodell: Straightforward question out of the gate: Why are you running for the United States Senate?

Al Franken: Here’s a straightforward answer: I’m not happy with the leadership Senator Coleman has provided on the issues that matter to me and to Minnesota families, and I know I’ll be a leader in the Senate. I’m going to lead on universal health care, on renewable energy, on taking care of our veterans, and on restoring America’s standing in the world. I think we need more of that kind of leadership. That’s the kind of Senators Minnesota has given the country: leaders like Hubert Humphrey and Paul Wellstone and Amy Klobuchar. And that’s the kind of Senator I’ll be.
Al may have been a comedian by trade, but Norm Coleman will make a big mistake not taking him seriously.


posted at 10:59 PM by Wonky Muse

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