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Al Franken, U.S. Senate Court Jester

It’s going to be a long six years in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

That’s because Al Franken is now the senator, courtesy of his controversial ousting of Republican incumbent Norm Coleman.

I’m still trying to understand how you can get more votes in a precinct than there are registered voters. Maybe it’s different in Minnesota. I know that while there might be exceptions in emergencies, in Michigan and Texas (both of which I’ve lived as a registered voter), you have to vote in your precinct.

Wesley Pruden, publisher emeritus for the Washington Times, wrote a column about Franken the clown (and pornographer) being in the Senate now during an “appropriate” time.

Long ago, I tried reading Franken’s Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations. Franken, some friend told me, is funny and a brilliant political thinker.

After skimming through the book for five minutes, I found neither to be true.

Same for listening to his now-defunct show on Air America. Being a successful talk radio host means being entertaining and informative. Again, I found Franken to be neither. (Apparently, many more people thought so also).

Perhaps now Franken can put his “comedian” skills to the best use. In fact, he already has. While serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee, he said Supreme Court justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor was “the most experienced Supreme Court nominee in 100 years.”

Minus the rulings favorable towards certain groups, and minus the majority opinions she wrote that were overturned by the Supreme Court.

Maybe Franken and Vice President Joe Biden could do some type of comedic act.

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