Al Franken running for Senate?

frankensenate.JPGAir America Radio was rescued from bankruptcy yesterday, so now attention is turning to the departure of Al Franken — who most feel is destined to return to Minnesota to begin his run for office.

From the Washington Times today:

[Franken] told his listeners he would depart Feb. 14 but was coy about whether he would run against Republican Sen. Norm Coleman in 2008 for the U.S. Senate seat in his home state of Minnesota.

“I’m definitely giving it some serious consideration, and I’ll make my decision soon,” Mr. Franken said yesterday.

He has regarded Air America as a political platform since the beginning…

Personally, I don’t think Minnesota needs the embarrassment of Al Franken even running for office – let alone what would happen if we stupidly elected him to Washington.

3 Comments so far

  1. Erica (unregistered) on January 30th, 2007 @ 2:48 pm

    Greg, your MS Paint skills continue to astound me.

    I haven’t really decided how I feel about Al Franken as a senator. No doubt it would be a spectacle, regardless of how capable he might be.


  2. kaye (unregistered) on January 30th, 2007 @ 3:46 pm

    Personally, I don’t think Minnesota needs the embarrassment of Coleman-the-lackey any longer.


  3. Chris (unregistered) on January 30th, 2007 @ 5:10 pm

    As much as I hate “electability” and basing a candidate’s chances based on his resume (that only gets you so much … Kerry is exhibit a) … Franken doesn’t have much chance, especially after Ventura.

    Dean Johnson on the other hand…



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