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…