• Al Franken Says Words, New York Times Is There!

    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.

    Eh?

    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

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