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Can Someone Explain This to Me????

I simply cannot believe that I live in a country where Al "Stuart Smalley" Franken was nearly elected to the US Senate.  This is beyond my comprehension.

When you look at Franken's resume, you'll find "comedian" and "comedy writer for SNL."  How does creating characters for SNL and then playing Stuart Smalley prepare you for the US Senate??? 

Wait . . .  I just answered my own question!  My attitude toward the US Senate was pretty bad to start with--a bunch of pompous do-nothings.  Franken would certainly be a great addition to the collection of pompous do-nothings!

California elected the Terminator.  That was bad enough.  But you folks in Minnesota have now given us Jesse Ventura and Al Franken.  Stop that!!!!

Reader Comments (14)

Only in America, Kim, only in America! Having said that, i'm going to miss Sara Pallin's guest appearances on SNL. I thought she was great!
November 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S
Bear in mind that the same state elected former professional wrestler Jesse "The Body" Ventura to be governor. One could make a case that Franken is actually a step up from that.
November 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTurretinFan
It gets even better, the vote was apparently close enough that they're going to do a recount!
November 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMike R
We thought the same thing Kim. We couldn't believe what we saw. And we had the same person come to mind too.........Arnold. Anything can happen in this country!! Sheeesh!
November 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterplw
Don't forget senator Sonny Bono, and especially Minnesota Governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura...
November 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRubeRad

I mentioned Jesse "the Body" but forgot Sonny (Mr. Cher) Bono. His widow is still in congress (in his old seat), if I'm not mistaken.
November 5, 2008 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
Please send Al Franken over here to Australia. our federal Parliament may not notice the difference though There is the joke that the human cannonball from a circus ,dressed as a clown ,was fired accidentally into our Federal parliament.The Federal police on duty removed him with the words 'we have enough clowns here sir".
November 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwayne
It is Minnesota - what else can we expect?
Thankfully the people of this country still have a little bit of sense and elected Coleman instead!
November 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Meredith
It would have been really cool to live in Carmel when Clint Eastwood was Mayor. Heck,it would be really cool to live in Carmel anytime. Alan Autry, (Bubba Skinner- In the Heat in the Night TV series) has been a fairly decent mayor of Fresno, near me.

I was going to write in Pat Paulson for Pres, but I guess he died 11 years ago. I liked one of his slogans, "If elected, I will win."

Don't forget California also elected Ronald Reagan as Gov., back in the days when sanity prevailed.
November 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sherman
It seems a little strange to chide Minnesota for failing to elect a former comedian as Senator when the entire country once elected a Hollywood actor as President, and many people still cherish his memory.
November 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip Walker

That's the whole point--those who chided Reagan the most for being "an actor" (the liberal left) just love Al Franken (a comedian). Franken, by everyone's account is a goof. His only experience in politics is a very unpopular radio show which was a money pit.

Don't forget that Reagan was politically active for many years before becoming governor of California for two very successful terms. And then it took him eight years to get elected to the presidency. By the time Reagan was elected president he was a very seasoned politician.
November 5, 2008 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger
Wait a minute… you say Franken's an expert in wasting money? Isn't that yet another qualification for high office?
November 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip Walker
Does Franken *actually* live in Minnesota?
November 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMark
Two questions:

1. Why is it any more preposterous to have Jesse Ventura as governor than it is to have Sarah Palin as Vice President?

2. What is the essential distinction between the recent election campaign and a WWF bout between Jesse Ventura and Andre the Giant?

Just asking.
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbtrclngr

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