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February 20, 2007

Al Franken's first fib (as a Senate candidate)

Al Franken has assuredly told many fibs in his career, but on Monday in Rochester, Minnesota he spoke to a "packed audience" and told them the first publicly-noted fib as a Senate candidate. Now, bear in mind that if Bill Clinton parsed what he said it would be technically accurate, but others will probably not see it that way:

He says he wanted to run for U.S. Senate earlier, but a radio show stopped him... "I didn't want to wait any longer, I was doing Air America, I was under contract. I honor my contracts and so this was the earliest I could do it."

The actual fact is that he's been in effect running for Senator for several months now, masquerading it as "considering" a run for Senate. He also formed a PAC and began doling out Hollywood money, most likely in the hope of receiving support in return. And, he's also been making statements about his presumed opponent, Sen. Norm Coleman.

Posted in StuartSmalley at February 20, 2007 12:51 PM


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