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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

congratulations, al franken


From his statement, “After 62 days, after the careful and painstaking hand inspection of nearly 3 million ballots, after hours and hours of hard work by elections officials and volunteers across the state, I am proud and humbled to stand before you as the next Senator from Minnesota."

You can read more at his campaign website,
Al Franken for Senate or at The Huffington Post.

I don't know how you feel about it, but with all that's happening in our economy right now, this country can use a little Stuart Smalley wisdom because we're good enough, we're smart enough, and doggone it, people like us. Or will again, in 12 days.


Wouldn't you be a little more enthusiastic about taking your seat in Senate Chamber if you knew Al Franken would be sitting near you?







You can see a clip of Franken taking on the lies of Ann Coulter, here.

17 comments:

Mrs. G. said...

Well dog-gone-it, I think he's good enough!

Mental P Mama said...

I love him. A breath of fresh, real air.

phd in yogurtry said...

mrs g -- he wrote some hilarious books, too

mpm -- I used to love listening to him on Air America radio. I was so bummed when my city's station dropped it.

Magpie said...

Is awesome.

blognut said...

I love this guy. I can't to see the senate floor outtakes reel, do you think there will be one?

Vodka Mom said...

KICK HIS ASS Al Franken!! kick his ass.........

Vodka Mom said...

This is why I f***ing love this country.

phd in yogurtry said...

blognut -- I think C-Span might get a decent uptick in viewership. Will he ever deliver a completely straight speech, even on the Senate Floor? some of the speechmaking these Senators have to do are ridiculous, even to those giving the speeches.

vodka mom -- this is what endeared me to Franken, his willingness to take on the right wing propaganda machines with cold, hard, printed facts.

laurie said...

oh honey it aint over yet. norm coleman has filed suit.

and let's give me a bit of job security. let's link to the hometown paper, eh?

www.startribune.com

www.pioneerpress.com

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

He'll forever be Senator Smalley in my mind.

I always loved those skits.

Dr. Deb said...

I find his wit dry and funny. Will be quite interesting to see how he works it into the political arena.

Madge said...

i heart him. makes me proud to be from minnesota.

Jocelyn said...

I'm still feeling cautious more than joyous. I expect court battles and no easy ending to this.

But so far, so good. A much better result than on election day, when Coleman had the edge!

Nora said...

I was happy to hear the news too!

Grandy said...

Right on for daily affirmations too!! :)

flutter said...

meh, I met him once, he was a total dick.

but then again, i am a total dick, so I have no room to complain

JCK said...

His Liars book is funny.