February 10, 2005


Um...the Dayton verthuth, er, Kennedy blog thayth that, um, um, Al Franken ith going to an announthement

...whether Franken ith going to run for Mark Daytonth in Two Thouthand Thix.

No word on whether he'll Lanpher to make him[chew chew chew]...profeththional.

Or not.


Posted by Mitch at February 10, 2005 08:00 AM | TrackBack

Please, God...

Posted by: faeroe at February 10, 2005 09:04 AM

What’s with the lisp? You been eating peanut butter straight out of the jar again ;)

Prediction: Franken either announces that he will NOT be a candidate for Rod Grams’ Senate seat or gives some ambiguous noncommittal statement to drag out the drama for a few weeks/months as to announced himself as a political candidate might trigger campaign finance/FCC regulations about equal time* for candidates. After all, where would Err America be without the Bucktoothed Moron to headline the sideshow that constitutes their “talent”? Unless of course they were planning on moving Nick Coleman into a nationally syndicated radio slot . . .

* IIRC this is why Jesse Ventura had to give up his KFAN show and didn’t Nawm From Saint Pawl have to quit his weekend gig for much the same reason when they announced their candidacies for Governor and Senate respectively?

Posted by: Thorley Winston at February 10, 2005 10:32 AM

I've noticed a lot of people, from Brokaw on down, with readily apparent speech impediments in broadcasting. My theory is that these people get sent to speech class early in their lives, and wind up in broadcasting class as a result.

Not complaining (much), mind you. Anybody who can pull it off should be able to be on the radio, I guess. That guy on Morning Sedition is worse than Franken, btw.

Posted by: Brian Jones at February 10, 2005 10:40 AM

This gives Al a perfect opportunity to bail on Air America (he's smart enough to know the show sucks). He resigns from the network to do "explore a senate run" then eventually proclaims someone else is the better canditate, saying he really wants to run for "Wellstone's Seat" in 2008. By that time, Air America will be h, and he can claim that it failed because he left.

Brian: you mean Nick Coleman. Morning Sedition is actually listenable, which must be why Smart Talk Radio put Nick on Instead.

Posted by: rick at February 10, 2005 11:24 AM

Too bad guys, he's not running!

Posted by: Flash at February 10, 2005 02:03 PM

Well, then...

Franken for the nomination in '08!

For '06 - bring back Janezich!

Posted by: mitch at February 10, 2005 02:45 PM
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