Wednesday, January 31, 2007

AL FRANKEN ANNOUNCES 2008 SENATE BID: WHERE'S TOM DAVIS?

THE BLOGOSPHERE--This is exciting, but I say it with some measured-restraint. Franken has been a good foil culturally for the rightward-trend over the last 20+ years, but he's also been pretty partisan in some of his comments and writings. Still, he's the guy who wrote the Nixon-sketch with Tom Davis on-LSD ("You're lucky Abe, at least they shot YOU.") for SNL in the 70s. I'd take him over a Republican any day, and so there it is. He's got a great chance of winning, as Minnesota isn't a rock-solid stronghold for the GOP (what state is right-now?), so I wish him the best-of-luck. He's qualified, and his humor will be needed. I'm hoping he quietly belittles his opponents who stand in-the-way of this nation having a future, regardless of their party. Still, where's Tom?