Wednesday, June 18, 2008


BRAD BLOG Former comedian Al Franken will be the Democratic candidate running against incumbent Republican Senator (and Bush buddy) Norm Coleman this November in Minnesota. The seat is a prime pickup opportunity to for Democrats this year, and Coleman is running scared. Franken was on CNN and was subjected to a truly awful interview by Campbell Brown.

For the entire five minutes, Brown didn't ask him a single serious question about an issue of importance to his state. . . . The four questions that Brown asked him were essentially:

1. How do you overcome your history as a comedian? Doesn't this disqualify you from being in the Senate?

2. You recently found out that your accountant screwed up your taxes and you paid the government back in full, including the appropriate overdue fines. Doesn't this disqualify you from handling other people's taxes?

3. Why are you even in this race? What are you really hoping to accomplish?

4. Don't you think it's going to be hard for people to take you seriously?


At June 19, 2008 10:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some appropriate answers:

1. To suggest that being a comedian is a flaw that must be overcome is ridiculous. No.

2. No more than it has disqualified any number of current members of Congress.

3. To help bring an end to the catastrophe the GOP has caused.

4. Only if corporate lackeys like you refuse to ask any intelligent questions.


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