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April 24, 2005

Memphis paper cares what Franken thinks

Stuart Smalley recently sat down for a chat with the editorial board of Memphis' Commercial Appeal newspaper. Apparently they had nothing better to do that day. Here's a snippet of Al Franken's wisdom:
Q: You're trying to preach, "Let's be united," (but) your mode of operation seems to be divisiveness. Obviously it's satire. But there's still a divisive element to it.

Franken: Most of the time I find that people who characterize me that way don't know my work at all. About a week after the election, I got an e-mail from a guy in the Navy who's in the submarine corps. He had never heard me, never read anything I had written, and all he knew about me was stuff that he had heard from Rush Limbaugh, from (Bill) O'Reilly, and from Ann Coulter... [...he studies Air America, goes out and buy Stuart's books, studies them, learns, and writes back to Franken:] I apologize. I thought that I was smart enough to sort out the (nonsense) from these guys, and I guess I'm not."
Now you know why people dislike Stuart. For instance, one of the members of the editorial board wrote this commentary about him: "'One-trick pony' Al is taking us for a ride".

Posted in StuartSmalley at April 24, 2005 12:03 PM


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