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Comedian Al Franken to run for Senate
AP ^ | 01302007 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER

Posted on 01/31/2007 5:16:14 PM PST by Artemis Webb

WASHINGTON - Comedian Al Franken has decided to run for the Senate in Minnesota in 2008, a senior Democratic official from Minnesota said Wednesday.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: doa; idiot; two
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Liberal state. He'll win easily.
1 posted on 01/31/2007 5:16:17 PM PST by Artemis Webb
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To: Artemis Webb

Good. It will be a nice way to put the nutjob out there on display


2 posted on 01/31/2007 5:17:16 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Let's see if Minnesota is in the mood for a proven loser.


3 posted on 01/31/2007 5:17:20 PM PST by Clara Lou (John Kerry is scum. Feingold isn't much better. Democrats-pphhttt!)
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To: Artemis Webb

This must be a joke. Are the libs really THAT stupid ??


4 posted on 01/31/2007 5:18:12 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Artemis Webb

How will this man be able to fake the appearance of civility that is prevelant in the Senate?


5 posted on 01/31/2007 5:18:31 PM PST by dinoparty
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To: Artemis Webb

From which state?

The State of Dementia
The State of Delusion
The State of Denial
The State of Insanity
The State of Confusion
The State of Ignorance

??????


6 posted on 01/31/2007 5:18:51 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Artemis Webb
"Liberal state. He'll win easily.

I wouldn't be so sure. Coleman is a good candidate, unless he turns left to offset Franken's far left. I just hate it when a republican tries to out liberal a liberal.

No matter what, it should be fun to watch.

7 posted on 01/31/2007 5:18:54 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Clara Lou

Remember MN is so far to the left that they don't even have a "Democratic Party". It is known as the DFL (Democrat-Farm-Labor).


8 posted on 01/31/2007 5:18:57 PM PST by Artemis Webb (All Truth is God's Truth...regardless of the source.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Leaving AA on Feb.14. It takes a big man to step down when he's at the top. We salute you Frank.


9 posted on 01/31/2007 5:19:04 PM PST by Ieatfrijoles (Incinerate Riyadh Now.)
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To: Artemis Webb

He's supposed to be a comedian but I don't recall ever seeing him do anything funny or hearing him say anything funny.

Can you be a comedian and not be funny?


10 posted on 01/31/2007 5:19:17 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Artemis Webb

Well, that's the first time in years that he's done something that is actually funny.


11 posted on 01/31/2007 5:19:18 PM PST by Fresh Wind (All we are sa-a-a-ying, is give Beast a chance.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Now that makes for a good laugh!


12 posted on 01/31/2007 5:19:18 PM PST by Proudcongal
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To: EagleUSA

The more these people are exposed as Democrats, the better.


13 posted on 01/31/2007 5:20:01 PM PST by unkus
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To: Artemis Webb

This might be the only really funny thing that Franken has ever done.


14 posted on 01/31/2007 5:20:18 PM PST by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: Artemis Webb

His resume is of a comedian best known for a nerdy character named Stuart Smalley and the founder/operator of a failed radio network accused of embezzling millions of dollars. Wait..that's a perfect resume for a modern US Senator.


15 posted on 01/31/2007 5:20:21 PM PST by Hildy (RUDY IN 2008)
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To: Artemis Webb
Run AIR-HEAD AMERICA into the ground......next, run for Senate.

With the quality of individuals that we have on the Hill now, why should we be surprised?

16 posted on 01/31/2007 5:21:28 PM PST by A Citizen Reporter
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To: Artemis Webb

Jesse Ventura and now this!


17 posted on 01/31/2007 5:21:35 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: dinoparty
"How will this man be able to fake the appearance of civility that is prevalent in the Senate?"

A Senate that tolerates a Ted Kennedy in its midst will not care one whit about the clownish acts this one will perform once he gets in. (Is there any doubt that MN will elect this one if he makes it through the primary?)
18 posted on 01/31/2007 5:21:48 PM PST by decal (Too many people mistake "tolerance" for "approval.")
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To: KoRn
I agree that Coleman is a good candidate. He's a good man and a good senator. But the only reason he won was because the funeral for Paul Wellstone turned into a circus. I just don't expect a repeat performance in what is otherwise a safe Democratic seat.
19 posted on 01/31/2007 5:22:06 PM PST by Artemis Webb (All Truth is God's Truth...regardless of the source.)
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To: Artemis Webb

DENNIS MILLER FOR SENATE- PA=2008


20 posted on 01/31/2007 5:22:41 PM PST by LC HOGHEAD (Hillary canít even stand up to a cheating husband, how canshe contend with N. Korea & Iran???)
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To: Artemis Webb

He can join the rest of the clowns in the Dimocrat party.


21 posted on 01/31/2007 5:22:52 PM PST by hgro
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To: Artemis Webb

Good. Nice to know we'll have one guaranteed win in a state that could have been competitive.


22 posted on 01/31/2007 5:26:13 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Consult your doctor before taking tagline. Do not take tagline with alcohol.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Quick Get to YouTube before the Nutjobs and save the Vids!


23 posted on 01/31/2007 5:26:34 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If voting really changed things, it would be illegal.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Minnesota is a swing state. It's neither conservative enough nor too liberal.


25 posted on 01/31/2007 5:28:18 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Consult your doctor before taking tagline. Do not take tagline with alcohol.)
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To: Artemis Webb

In before the RYMB post?


26 posted on 01/31/2007 5:28:48 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If voting really changed things, it would be illegal.)
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To: EagleUSA

yes.


27 posted on 01/31/2007 5:28:58 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Oprah is a phony money grubbing self centered sleeze ..Now we see how you made your 1.5 Billion!!)
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To: EagleUSA
Are the libs really THAT stupid ??

Rhetorical question?

28 posted on 01/31/2007 5:29:38 PM PST by Enosh
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To: Artemis Webb

This will be good for lots of laughs... I listened to him once driving through Seattle and I believe he lives on another planet.

My regular talk radio shows should be spiced up by this. I don't listen to Rush much but if Jocelyn Elders came back into the public limelight I would record it every day.

Sometimes all you can do is laugh.


29 posted on 01/31/2007 5:30:10 PM PST by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: decal

Yep, he will blend right in. Especially on C-SPAN.


31 posted on 01/31/2007 5:30:47 PM PST by honolulugal
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To: Artemis Webb

I don't think he'll beat Coleman.


32 posted on 01/31/2007 5:31:04 PM PST by GiveEmDubya
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To: everyone

Good news, if it happens. Coleman can beat this guy. He might not, but he can.


33 posted on 01/31/2007 5:31:36 PM PST by California Patriot ("That's not Charlie the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: Artemis Webb

And the Minneapolis (Red) Star-Tribune is the press agency of the DFL.


34 posted on 01/31/2007 5:32:01 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Clara Lou

Isn't Norm Coleman from the great state of Minnesota?I guess they're in the mood already.


35 posted on 01/31/2007 5:32:39 PM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: LC HOGHEAD
DENNIS MILLER FOR SENATE- PA=2008

He's gonna look kinda foolish running for a seat that ain't there.

36 posted on 01/31/2007 5:33:10 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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To: Artemis Webb

"Because I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and doggone it, people like me."


37 posted on 01/31/2007 5:33:58 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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Isn't Norm Coleman from the great state of Minnesota?I guess they're in the mood already.

Norm Coleman was mayor of St. Paul.

38 posted on 01/31/2007 5:34:18 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Artemis Webb

LOL! Are you nuts? Coleman will trash this guy. It's not even a liberal state, it just re-elected it's Republican Governor, and Bush only lost by %3.


39 posted on 01/31/2007 5:36:01 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: Artemis Webb; All
We'll,we have enough clowns in the Senate already,cut and run hacks,"I was for it,now I'm against it","I wanna be President,so believe my words now,not what I said then","I support the troops,no,I meant get them out".

Welcome to the Senate Comedian Al Franken,you'll fit right in.
(click to listen)

40 posted on 01/31/2007 5:36:59 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper
Minnesota is becoming more conservative (well, maybe less crazy leftwing liberal, then) every year. Circulation of the Red Star and Pioneer Putz are dropping, suburbs are growing and solidly Republican. Coleman's win was on his own account and I don't think was a reaction to the Wellstone funeral. Otherwise stand-in candidate Mundale would've won.
41 posted on 01/31/2007 5:37:35 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Artemis Webb

This guy suffers from extreme emotional instability (proven on several TV interview shows) all his opponent has to do is push him into a verbal corner in a televised debate and watch the fireworks. He will self-destruct quickly and even the most strident lib will have to take notice and ponder his ability to represent them.


42 posted on 01/31/2007 5:38:19 PM PST by doc1019
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Safe Democrat seat?

Between 1978 and 1990, Republicans held both MN Senate Seats, and only between 2000 and 2002 did they hold neither. It's hardly a safe D seat.


43 posted on 01/31/2007 5:38:42 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: Artemis Webb

44 posted on 01/31/2007 5:38:42 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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45 posted on 01/31/2007 5:40:54 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Artemis Webb

And here I thought that meant something about Dumb Losers.


46 posted on 01/31/2007 5:41:07 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Pelosi, the call was for Comity, not Comedy. But thanks for the laughs. StarKisses, NVA.)
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To: BenLurkin
Despite his politics he was funny at one time. He used to be a writer for SNL when it was funny. He did his own schtick about the "Year of Al Franken" which was very funny, IMHO.

The Stuart Smalley stuff was a hilarious send-up off all the new age self-help nonsense.

Maybe he's still funny now, but I haven't read any of his books or listened to his radio show because it is purely political. But when he was doing non-political stuff it was pretty good.

47 posted on 01/31/2007 5:42:36 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Artemis Webb
But the only reason he won was because the funeral for Paul Wellstone turned into a circus.

The Wellstone Funeral/Party might have help put him over the top, but I remember the race being close (if not a statistical dead heat) when Wellstone died. Coleman didn't come out of nowhere 2 weeks before.

48 posted on 01/31/2007 5:43:33 PM PST by GiveEmDubya
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To: Artemis Webb

My wife's ex-boyfriend was a NYC physical therapist One of his clients was Al Franken, who sufferes from chronic back pain. My wife met him a few times. She said her ex-boyfriend told her that Al Franken had the "stinkiest butt" he ever experienced. They all discussed whether someone should tell Mr. Franken to take a shower before coming to his therapy session.


49 posted on 01/31/2007 5:45:28 PM PST by montag813
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To: Artemis Webb
As a recent refugee from the DFL politics of Minnesota, all I can say is, "Enjoy. You all deserve each other."

(Please note: if you are a Minnesota Freeper, you have my deepest sympathy. Oh, well, there's always Joe Soucheray...")

50 posted on 01/31/2007 5:46:21 PM PST by redhead (Alaskan bachelors: The odds are good the goods will be ODD...)
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