The next senator of Minnesota should be me, Al Franken

Al Franken’s long on-again, off-again association with Saturday Night Live was always hit or miss for me. I never really got the Franken and Davis skits. He tended to lapse into tedious self-loathing, which sunk his promising sitcom Lateline. His books suck.

On the flip side, Stuart Smalley was a brilliant character, and he got a lot of mileage out of the “one-man mobile uplink unit.”

So could I accept him as a senator from Minnesota? Seems less silly than electing Jesse Ventura governor, anyway.

Also made me wonder if I could take any other SNL stars seriously in politics. Dana Carvey made a few political comments in his stand-up, but I didn’t buy it. Chris Rock says plenty of provocative things as a comedian he could never, ever say in a campaign.

I might go with Tina Fey, just on intellect and demeanor.

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4 Responses to The next senator of Minnesota should be me, Al Franken

  1. Neel Mehta says:

    I might go with Tina Fey, just on intellect and demeanor.

    I might go with Tina Fey, were she single.

    Other SNL people I might take seriously in politics: A. Whitney Brown, Harry Shearer, maybe Finesse Mitchell in his “I will not be moved” spiel.

    Also, click over to Accident Prone, a lawyer who lives in the same building as Al Franken.

  2. David Lifton says:

    I’m still waiting for my Lincoln Medallion that he promised to send me with the Al Franken Medallion.

    Actually, I plan on getting a Franken For Senator button when I go to Minnesota in March.

  3. Mrs. MMM says:

    Oh, I loved A. Whitney Brown. Very smart.

    I don’t know anything about Mike Myers’ political beliefs, but he seems really smart and sincere. I’d vote for him for office, assuming I liked his agenda (although he couldn’t be president since he’s a Canuck).

  4. Neel Mehta says:

    Mike Myers showed grace under pressure during the Katrina telethon, that’s for sure. Maybe he could be Secretary of State, like Czech-born Madeleine Albright.

    You should consider composing an ultimate, all-SNL administration. (I can already see Jon Lovitz as the President’s embarrasing brother.)

    Let me know if you’d like help with something like that.

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