Advice For Al Franken
According to the Las Vegas Sun, “(Al) Franken Seeks Advice for Possible Bid.“
Granted, he wasn’t seeking advice from me, but I’ll do Al a favor and give him some advice anyway. Al, you have no chance, no chance whatsoever to be a senator because every stupid thing you’ve ever written or said, while you were filling up 3 hours a day on Air America, is going to be dredged up and used against you in a campaign.
Now, Al, you may think you can trot out the old, “Gee, I’m a comedian and I was just kidding,” excuse and that will take care of it. But, how many times will that work? By the time the opposition researchers are done with you, they’ll have a list of stupid and offensive faux pas as long as your arm and they’ll be released and discussed ad nauseum throughout the campaign with the stupidest and most obnoxious of them, saved until the end.
There’s a reason people like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, etc., etc., don’t run for office despite the fact that they do the same thing you do, and better. You can be a talk radio host, a blogger, a columnist or a politician. Maybe there are a few exceptional people who can manage to do both, but Al Franken isn’t one of them.