Skip to comments.Al Franken for President
Posted on 12/07/2010 3:33:46 PM PST by Walter Scott Hudson
I imagine, were I to wrangle up a fluxed-out DeLorean and travel back to 1995, I would have a difficult time convincing my sixteen-year-old self that the actor then portraying Stuart Smalley would go on to be the United States Senator from Minnesota. Smalley, if you do not immediately recall, was Al Frankens signature character on Saturday Night Live, a self-professed self-help guru with a show on cable access television.
Frankens shtick played off the irony that Smalley so obviously needed help himself. Each sketch would start with him gazing vacantly into a full-length mirror, reciting the then familiar affirmation.
Im good enough. Im smart enough. And gosh darn it, people like me.
It was comedy of the absurd. Smalley was a clown. No one in their right mind would turn to him for advice.
Fifteen years later, much as it once seemed incredible, Franken holds a seat in the Senate. Could he go further? Might Franken challenge Barack Obama in the 2012 Democratic primary?
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NOw every comedian in the country wants to be president.
But who is laughing?
Franken is an excellent choice for Democrats. He isn’t anymore idiotic than the present occupant of the White House, and he is that way without the help of a teleprompter.
that photo is just to funny- photos of this dude should go on billboards all over minn.—lol
If that is a possibility consider this scenario, Jerry Brown in 2012:
Jerry is in tight with the union's and government workers here in California. He is already holding discussions with insiders on the budget, so as to circumvent the most lame of lame ducks we have............. Arnie.
Brown strikes a deal with both the Unions, teachers and government workers, to reduce salaries and pensions, so as to get the state back on the right track. His ratings then soar and suddenly he is seen as the Savior of Sacramento. He rides this to a campaign to overtake Obama.
Far fetched? The City of SF, with soon to be Lt. Gov. Gavin at the helm, was going to lay off 10% of city workers, but they struck a deal with the Unions: No layoffs in exchange for pay reduction offset by early retirement savings.
After this deal was stuck, all Union members (some time later) received a letter on recommendations for the election for Brown and Newsom (no surprise there).
Here is how they did the pay reductions w/o affecting Union rates: people were told that their position was going to be eliminated, but they could remain working if they accepted a lower level position. Thus there was no decrease in the value of any given position, but there was a net savings to the City.
At least he knows he’s a clown.
Yeah, but he also thinks he is a Senator.
Al Franken won some of Ben Stein’s money for his senate campaign. How about a Franken-Stein ticket?
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