The Minnesota Democratic Farm Labor Party has officially endorsed Al Franken as Candidate for Senate. The endorsement was made on the first ballot.


  1. #1 Stephanie Z
    June 7, 2008

    Woot! Can we now stop pretending as though talking about sex in a less than serious matter has any bearing on one’s suitability for public service?

  2. #2 JanieBelle
    June 7, 2008


    You’ll have to ‘splain that to me.

  3. #3 decrepitoldfool
    June 7, 2008

    I like AF and wish I could vote for him in some way. Other than, he’s been linked in my sidebar for quote a while.

  4. #4 Stephanie Z
    June 7, 2008

    Janie, Google Franken and Playboy and check the news results.

  5. #5 greg laden
    June 7, 2008

    I must say that I’m not sure if I can support Franken knowing that he did an interview in Playboy. This puts him in some pretty bad company.

    For instance, John Lennon, Jimmy Carter and Jesse Ventura all did Playboy interviews. Well, maybe not Jesse. But the other two did.

    Ah, yes, one could answer my cynicism saying “Ah, it was not where he did the interview, but rather, what he said!!! Plus, he did those SNL skits too. You gotta look at that.”

    Well, OK. Fine. Let’s see what a professional entertainer may have done while acting as a professional entertainer.

    Our previous governor, Jesse Ventura killed dozens and dozens of people (did you see that movie, predator???) and he was a mercenary. Ronald Reagan killed a lot of people too. And Arnold. I mean, he was both a good terminator and a bad terminator. How do we know what kind of terminator he would be once in office?

    So, are we saying then that Franken is to be held responsible for Satire and Fiction? But Jesse, Arnold and Ronald are not? And for the venue Playboy, we see the likes of Lennon and Carter and ask “Is Franken enough better than those two to be considered as Senator?”

    Uffda…. give me a break. The people of Minnesota are smarter than this.

    (there, saved the trolls the trouble of engaging in this sterile debate…)

  6. #6 JanieBelle
    June 7, 2008

    Seriously? That’s what people are actually bitching about?

    Just when you thought the idiots could get no more inane…

    (I hadn’t seen the Playboy thing, but I did get a brief rundown on a letter to John Ashcroft that gave me the giggles…)