• Al Franken Spreads Christmas Spirit to Cold, Lifeless Senators

    In a move that a cynical person might call politically calculated, but which I choose to call the sweetest, most adorable thing to happen ever, Al Franken has organized the Senate's first-ever Secret Santa

    Reports coming out of the gift exchange showed a group of senators seemingly giddy over their gifts. The biggest hit seemed to be Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)’s receiving of an elephant and donkey carved from coal.

    The cockles of your heart aren't sufficiently warmed? How about this: The gift came from Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, along with the following note…

    "With an eight percent approval rating, both Democrats and Republicans in Congress deserve to have coal in their stocking this year. Lucky for us, my state has more than enough to go around."

    Ha ha ha! I do love when our societal betters poke fun at the lackluster job they're doing of governing us.

    But in all seriousness, the event seems to have gone well. So well, in fact, that maybe they'll revive it for Easter. You know, if we still have a Senate.

    Photo by Ryan Kelly/CQ-Roll Call Group/Getty Images

    Tags: Al Franken, Christmas, Chuck Schumer, Joe Manchin, Senate


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