Thursday, February 15, 2007

AP: Franken runs for Senate

Comedian plans bid for Senate | "Al Franken announced Wednesday that he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2008, making it clear that the comedian and author of 'Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot' wants to be taken seriously as a political figure.

Franken, 55, said he would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and immediately acknowledged the doubts voters may have about electing a former 'Saturday Night Live' performer.

'Minnesotans have a right to be skeptical about whether I'm ready for this challenge, and to wonder how seriously I would take the responsibility that I'm asking you to give me,' Franken said in a video on his Web site."

As a regular listener to Franken on Air America (including his swan song show yesterday), I'm peeved at the slant of the AP article that he's just a "comedian" running for Senate. Any listener, any reader of his books, knows he's a brilliant, thoughtful, concerned, active person who supports the troops but disagrees with the war. Bless him.


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