Breaking News! The New York Times's Caucus blog is reporting that Al Franken is a funny guy…
[Franken] has been otherwise subdued since he came to Capitol Hill nearly three months ago. But today, Mr. Franken had the standing-room-only hearing room chortling on multiple occasions.
Aw, man! This is gonna be good!
"'If men were angels, then there would be no need for government,' I think that's Madison," he said.
Oh, hang on, this next bit is gonna be hilarious!
Mr. Franken also appeared to [be] sharing something amusing on a BlackBerry with Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island, and Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota’s senior senator.
Wait a minute. Didn't he steal that bit from Lenny Bruce?
Alright, I'm sorry. I apologize. This wasn't really that funny or even that interesting. I was scrambling around, looking for something — anything! — to throw up onto the blog, and I found this thing about Al Franken, and I figured, What the fuck? Things he does and says must be considered funny by people by nature of the fact that he used to be a comedian. So, I will just regurgitate this boring drivel onto the blog, and nobody will know the difference. I shouldn't have, but I did. I apologize.
Gee, I wonder if any other blogs ever do stuff like that?
Tags: Al Franken, Minnesota, New York Times, Senate