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Al Franken Is Running For Senate


Everyone's favorite liberal blowhard, former comedian Al Franken is going to make a run for the U.S. Senate in 2008 according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

WASHINGTON - Comedian and radio talk show host Al Franken has begun calling Democratic members of Congress and prominent DFLers to tell them he will definitely challenge Republican Sen. Norm Coleman in 2008, the Star Tribune has learned.


On Monday, Franken announced that he was quitting his radio show on Feb. 14, and he told his audience that they'd be the first to know of his decision. But Franken has been working the phones in recent days, telling his political friends he's ready to declare his candidacy.

The Star Tribune confirmed today that Franken made calls to at least two members of the Minnesota congressional delegation in Washington to break the news. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity, not wanting to pre-empt Franken's announcement.


That's Franken having a meltdown at the Republican National Convention in 2004. If there's one candidate that is a potential victim of the You Tube "maccaca" effect it's going to be Franken. Senator Coleman's campaign should assign a videographer to Franken 24/7 and wait for the fireworks...


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Comments (40)

Will franken be the dirty b... (Below threshold)
Gianni:

Will franken be the dirty bastard to obama's 'clean black'??

Good on ya, Al.I'v... (Below threshold)
John:

Good on ya, Al.

I've been listening to his show on Air America since the beginning over two years ago. I've read most of his books.

While he has worked as a comedic writer, a comedian and a show host, he has a detailed understanding of politics and current affairs.

If elected, I think he will do well to represent his state.

KevinIn your dream... (Below threshold)
aRepukelican:

Kevin

In your dreams

Maybe he can find a boys' a... (Below threshold)
George:

Maybe he can find a boys' and girls' club to loan him some money for his campaign.

Coleman won't have to do mu... (Below threshold)
BrandonInBatonRouge:

Coleman won't have to do much opposition research on this one...

Someone needs to send him a $6 copy of "Live From New York" which details what Franken was like in the 1970s when he was a writer on SNL, which included a lot of drugs and being abusive to any Republican politician he came across, such as Spiro Agnew or Henry Kissinger

So we found 1 of A/A's 8 ... (Below threshold)
Gloria Wise:

So we found 1 of A/A's 8 listeners. Did Nurse Ratchett know you had a radio??

"Someone needs to send him ... (Below threshold)

"Someone needs to send him a $6 copy of "Live From New York" which details what Franken was like in the 1970s when he was a writer on SNL, which included a lot of drugs and being abusive to any Republican politician he came across, such as Spiro Agnew or Henry Kissinger"

OK, deal. Let's unearth St. Norm's anti-war movement records. Y'know, like:

"these conservative kids don't fuck or get high like we do (purity, you know)... Already the cries of motherhood, apple pie, and Jim Buckley reverberate thorough the halls of the Student Center. Everyone watch out, the 1950s bobby-sox generation is about to take over."

Any day, please.

It'll be a laugh a minute a... (Below threshold)
hugh:

It'll be a laugh a minute and it'll be hillarious when he wins. Can't wait. Love the guy.

<a href="http://upload.w... (Below threshold)

SWEET! Bring it on, wingtards!!

Coleman's an empty suit. Ev... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Coleman's an empty suit. Even the anti-Baathist and fellow pro-warrior Christopher Hitchins refuses to suffer this fool. This is the event that confirmed my own party (R) as being a husk of it's former self and N. Coleman as a national joke. I remember it distinctly...http://www.thenation.com/blogs/thebeat?pid=2544

Franken will beat Coleman l... (Below threshold)
King Bonk:

Franken will beat Coleman like a drum. The war and Coleman's beating by Galloway already have brought Coleman down, and Minnesota is a blue state.

Ahhh...the day is coming wh... (Below threshold)
jp2:

Ahhh...the day is coming when C-span is watchable.

He has to win the Dimo prim... (Below threshold)
Michael:

He has to win the Dimo primary first you knuckleheads. You
think the DFL is going to just anoint him? He probably
won't even be the candiate running against Coleman in the end.
If he is though, Coleman skates to victory.

Werrnt all the uberlibnuts ... (Below threshold)
Gianni:

Werrnt all the uberlibnuts blowing Ned Lamont for a while, saying he was a 'lock'??

Good.Now Al Franke... (Below threshold)
Headzero:

Good.

Now Al Franken can see just what the voting public thinks of him. I would imagine that the huge amount of people that turn out for him will be appoximately the same as the huge number of poeple that turned out and tuned in to listen to him on Air America.

Maybe when the election is over he will quit thinking he is so important.

You hear that?

Minnesota was weird enough ... (Below threshold)
Michael:

Minnesota was weird enough once to elect the likes ofJesse Ventura Governor(and look how that turned out)...but there is no way they will elect a walking joke like AL "bigmouth" Franken Senator. The DFL probably shudders at the thought of Franken being there candidate.

I am so sick of these sicko... (Below threshold)
914:

I am so sick of these sickos like franken being trouted out as some kind of accomplished newlywed celebrity!

Him, or it and all the other illegals shooting up the freeways need to get the f out of My state and thumb each other to death!

Stewart Smalley the Air Ame... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

Stewart Smalley the Air America airhead. What station was he on? Was he on the same time as Rush or Bill? Or was he on in the middle of the night like Allen "eyebrow" Combs? Can't help but laugh at the thought of him running for Congress.
Update: All boys and girls clubs are going to back him in his run.- M. Moore to be manger-Jeane Godawfull to help when brains are needed.

Wonder if franken will dev... (Below threshold)
Gianni:

Wonder if franken will devote any airtime(and what idiots even listen?) to the SD senator sutton who was 'censured' for fondling an 18 yr old boy. we all saw the so called outrage over foley, so , since we know the libnuts arent hypocrites, will he have the balls to condemn sutton, and call for him to go to jail for 10-12 w/ a lifer named bubba.

Who's running for Senate ne... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Who's running for Senate next, Bill O'Reilly?

George: They didn't really ... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

George: They didn't really borrow the money from the girls club. They stole it, got caught and paid, or promised to pay it back to avoid a rather long prison term. Dhimmi's habit of stealing is hard to break. Check and see how many millions Dirty Harry has stolen from the citizens of Nv. Guess ole Nan can't figure out which is the fill valve and which is the drain plug. The swamp is getting fuller every day. Crime and corruption is flourshing in the congress and that's all that is getting done.

This needs to be a Caption ... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

This needs to be a Caption Contest. I'll submit my first entry:

"Listen, you son-of-a-bitch...I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and goddamnit I'm running for Congress!"

Franken for Senate, Biden f... (Below threshold)
marc:

Franken for Senate, Biden for president.

Someone tell me it's not Halloween.

I've been listening to ... (Below threshold)
marc:

I've been listening to his show on Air America since the beginning over two years ago.
Posted by: John at January 31, 2007 09:17 PM

So you're the one. I've been wondering who it was.

James Cloninger, Your actua... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

James Cloninger, Your actually funny! That's two in a row; the 1st being the "ping pong popper" reference to Malkin in the hypothetical voice of aR.

Ahh Minnesota, the state th... (Below threshold)

Ahh Minnesota, the state that put Jesse "the Mind" Ventura in office, Paul Wellstone, Hubert Humphrey and don't forget Mondale as VP. Do you really think the fine folks in Minnesota would pass up the chance to give the old GOP a "what do you bastards think of me now" statement by putting Franken in office. Of course they wouldn't. SO rave on about all of Al's faults and what a bad politician he will be. It will only strengthen the resolve of the blue state folks of Minnesota and Al will be their next Senator.

You Wizzbangers have bigger things to worry about.

http://www.truthout.org/imgs.art_02/cheney.notes.doc.jpg

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16770023/

Checkout the links. It may not look like much to you now. What we have here is enough to indite both Bush and Chaney. All Fitzgerald has to do now and get them to testify under oath and perjure themselves trying to deny it.

Are we seeing the demise of Nixon all over again?

Checkout the links. It m... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Checkout the links. It may not look like much to you now. What we have here is enough to indite both Bush and Chaney.

1. I didn't know Lon was Vice President, though he made a marvelous Lennie.

2. You forget the ham sandwich in your list. (Thank you Sol.)

Another spelling tip, Live-... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Another spelling tip, Live---it's "indict". Then, again, you are getting your points from "TruthOut", so I guess I'm expecting too much from you.

I anxiously await the indic... (Below threshold)
mantis:

I anxiously await the indictment of the Wolf Man.

SO rave on about all of... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

SO rave on about all of Al's faults and what a bad politician he will be.

Thanks for you permission, but I think we can manage just fine.

Thanks for *your* permissio... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Thanks for *your* permission...

anxiously await the ind... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

anxiously await the indictment of the Wolf Man.

Only if the moonbats howl loud enough.

[email protected], you're truly delusi... (Below threshold)

[email protected], you're truly delusional.

Al just got back from Iraq ... (Below threshold)
drlava:

Al just got back from Iraq and Afghanistan on his 4th. USO tour.

Al had the SNL makeup department devise a Saddam costume for him. Al said that the disguise was to perfect for some of the Iraqis in the audience who thought it really was Saddam.

Al has the best guests in Radio.

"Do you really think the fi... (Below threshold)
Michael:

"Do you really think the fine folks in Minnesota would pass up the chance to give the old GOP a "what do you bastards think of me now" statement by putting Franken in office." Yeah I think they
will. Why would they want to elect a buffoon?

If Franken is the candidate... (Below threshold)

If Franken is the candidate, it'll be just like when Geoff Fieger (Kevorkian's blowhard lawyer) was the Democratic candidate for governor of Michigan.

Fieger got crushed like a roach in a stamping press. Of course, he was too classless to call Engler to concede, raving "we concede nothing" when a reporter asked him about it.

Franken has a continent-siz... (Below threshold)
OregonMuse:

Franken has a continent-sized ego, but it's as fragile as a bad souffle. He's even worse than O'Reilly. When he starts campaigning, it'll be fun to start a betting pool as to how long it will be before he takes a swing at someone.

I dunno..Didn't this state ... (Below threshold)
nikkolai:

I dunno..Didn't this state elect Jesse the Body AND Keith Ellison. Serious moonbattery up there--Franken may be one of them....

Yes this state is infected ... (Below threshold)
914:

Yes this state is infected with liberalism! Help!!

Caption entry!Fran... (Below threshold)
914:

Caption entry!

Franke: Pull down My pants and say AHHHHH!




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