May 30, 2008

The Problem With Running For the Senate After 30 Years as a Comedian

Yea, turns out there's a lot of dirt on Al Franken. There's an uproar now about an article Franken wrote for that noted home of good articles, Playboy, eight years ago called "Porn-o-rama," in which...

Franken called the Internet a "terrific learning tool," writing that his 12-year-old son was able to use it for a sixth-grade report on bestiality.
I said this when I first heard Franken was running: he's got about 30 years of writings and hundreds of hours of radio broadcasts just waiting to be picked through for "controversial" statements, and revelations of such breaking every week throughout the campaign could very well lead to a loss. Now, several Democratic Congressmen are asking questions, and his former opponent, Mike Ciresi, could even get back in the race.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 30, 2008 02:34 PM
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