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morningfog

(18,115 posts)
Mon Jul 11, 2016, 09:52 PM Jul 2016

Since Al Franken's name has come up...my favorite Franken bit

I don't see him as the VP nominee, but he would have my absolute support. Hearing his name come up last week, though, reminded me of my favorite bit, which wasn't on SNL.

When he was a host on Air America he filled (if I remember correctly) 3 hours of airtime each day. I listened to most and he was a great liberal voice. During the '08 campaign, he had on Joe the Plumber while he was a national story. Franken only asked him questions about plumbing. He kept it up, deadpan, for the entire interview. I was in stitches. He is very good a framing, incredibly quick witted and biting when needs be. He'd be great on the trail.

Anyone know how to find the Joe the Plumber interview?

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Since Al Franken's name has come up...my favorite Franken bit (Original Post) morningfog Jul 2016 OP
During the Bush years, any voice that was not a Republican voice seemed like merrily Jul 2016 #1
You make a really good point. morningfog Jul 2016 #2
Thanks. You've made many great points. merrily Jul 2016 #3
I think we see that a lot. Scootaloo Jul 2016 #4
He is a funny guy NWCorona Jul 2016 #5
My favorite was when he played Henry Kissinger at a Dead show. Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #6
 

Scootaloo

(25,699 posts)
4. I think we see that a lot.
Tue Jul 12, 2016, 01:38 AM
Jul 2016

"I didn't like Bush, that makes me part of the real left!" seems to be de rigeur. I wonder how long before "I didn't like Trump, so that makes me the real left!" comes in?

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