In a tearful, emotion-filled program, actor, comedian, radio host, author, and now politician Al Franken announced on his show on Wednesday that he's leaving the air waves in order to run for Senate from Minnesota. He said this was a sad Valentine's Day, but his present to the nation was his running for office.
Wednesday's show may go down in history for its emotional depth, featuring as it did several close friends of Franken as well as associates from Air America. Progressive, liberal, and socialist politicians and pundits dropped by or listened in.
In a career of remarkable feats - who can ever forget Stuart Smalley and his "daily affirmations", or the transmission antenna bowl thing strapped to his helmet on that TV show he was on - this show will go down in history as among those.
Like Janus at the gates, I say, "Goodbye, Al Franken, mind the door. But, welcome too. We wish you well!"
11/4/2008 UPDATE: Franken fought a good effort, but it appears that, unfortunately, he just wasn't good enough. This site sends its congratulations to the new Senator from Minnesota, fellow comic Scott Thompson (Carrot Top, not the guy from Kids in the Hall).
Posted in StuartSmalley at February 13, 2007 11:01 AM
Waaaa, sniff sfiff! Good riddens to bad rubbish! "L-7" Weenie! He is now a failed radio host as well. Must be one heck of a resume to behold...I will be watching that political race, and donating money to Franken's opponent.
Posted by: Mark at February 14, 2007 12:21 PM
Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.