Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sen. Al Franken is trying hard to be boring — and succeeding

By Paul Kane October 24 at 8:34 PM WashPost

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) broke into a spontaneous impression that recalled his days as a mad-cap comic. Jumping, waving his arms, running in place, the former “Saturday Night Live” actor was pretending to be his political hero, Paul Wellstone, chasing alongside the late senator’s son during a high school cross-country race.

“You can take this guy, you can take him,” Franken said, a dead-pan rendering of Wellstone’s famously hyperkinetic personality.

The crowd roared its approval at a college campus rally last week, a rare moment of belly-aching laughter in an otherwise sober 15-minute reflection on Franken’s accomplishments.

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Blogger Tom Koch said...

I wonder if three were any felons in the race?

8:33 AM  

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