Al Franken is reportedly telling "Democratic members of Congress and prominent DFLers" that he's definitely running for Senate from Minnesota. That will presumably be against Norm Coleman:
The Star Tribune confirmed today that Franken made calls to at least two members of the Minnesota congressional delegation in Washington to break the news. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity, not wanting to pre-empt Franken's announcement.
I guess that didn't work out too well.
This site fully supports Stuart Smalley's candidacy, and we've already started throwing chairs in expectation of him coasting to victory. Our sources indicate that his first actions in office will be to bring back the Fairness Doctrine, followed by a move to ban all assault weapons (broadly defined to include all rifles, shotguns, and handguns), mandate abortions on demand, declare open borders with Mexico, appoint Al Gore as the Grand Vizier of Environment, and rename the Washington Monument after George Soros. His agenda after the first 100 day is unclear.
UPDATE: Perez Hilton, watch out! Catty RBMN, in comments here, says:
Franken's first task might be to discuss his cocaine and pot use before his "friends," like Tom Davis, Lorne Michaels, Dan Akroyd, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Loraine Newman, or various old SNL writers do it for him.
"Ace" goes even further:
He's watched class after class and cohort after cohort of SNL co-workers go on to have huge careers and become big honking movie stars, and yet he was the guy who... just kept working as a writer at SNL... He was a bitter, vicious little jerkoff when he was 21. Imagine how that bitterness grew as he saw most of his contemporaries make it big...
Posted in StuartSmalley at January 31, 2007 03:30 PM
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