I’d give a lot to be living in Minnesota in November 2008, just so I’d have the opportunity to vote for Al Franken. He’s wrapping up his uber-cool, uber-liberal radio show on Valentine’s Day, but he’s put out the word that he’ll be going after Republican Sen. Norm Coleman’s seat next year.
Here’s a bit from the full article at Capitol Hill Blue:
Franken expects his years in New York to be an issue in the campaign but has had a ready line as he promotes himself to Minnesota audiences: “If I do run against Norm Coleman in ‘08, I’ll be the only New York Jew in the race who actually grew up in Minnesota.”
Coleman grew up in New York and moved to Minnesota as an adult.
After eight years of Bush-induced horror, it would be just too fun to have a comedian sworn into office.
And hey, he even has his own Midwest Values PAC, which, in addition to raising money for progressive candidates, is “establishing and maintaining an active online presence designed to build a passionate, knowledgeable, and well-organized community of progressives in the Upper Midwest.” I’m sort of in the Lower Midwest, but my family comes from the Upper Midwest, and I can do a damn good Minnesota accent, so I’m sure Al won’t mind if I join.