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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of Al Franken, making him the next Senator of Minnesota. The SNL alum earned a BA degree in political science from Harvard College, graduating cum laude. Prior to his run for Senate, he wrote and performed for Saturday Night Live for fifteen years, penned five NYT best-selling books and had his own talk radio show. The victory gives the democrats a filibuster proof majority in the US Senate.

4 Comments
  1. July 1, 2009 -

    Every time I see his face, I think . . . wow, isn't that the guy that used to be on SNL? A senator?? I like the idea of a former comic in office. I think you need a serious sense of humor to serve the public and sit in Congress. You definitely captured him.

  2. July 1, 2009 -

    Agreed Vee, you gotta to be able to laugh to work it Washington. The party brokers didn't really want him to run, thinking that he wouldn't be taken seriously. He must have looked in the mirror and said, I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me. What-da-ya know, he was right.

  3. July 3, 2009 -

    I look at him here and smile--"I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and..." Great job, Larry!!

  4. July 3, 2009 -

    Oh--I just saw your note above here!!!