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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Franken Makes It Official

Having spoke with Al Franken on many different occasions, he's bright, intelligent, funny, and knowledgeable. And as if that wasn't all, he scares the behozafelts out of Minnesota's GOP...what's not to like?!

Franken actually rolled up his sleeves and help the DFL last election cycle by attending fundraisers, hosting fundraisers and giving his time and energy over to the local parties...can't say the same for some of those still deciding if they'll run. (note- I said 'some' before you jump all over me). Sure the GOP will try and paint him as a comedian...and he is, but there way more than a few laughs...

Franken grew up in St. Louis Park, MN. He went to the local high school, then Blake school, then attended Harvard University where he graduated cum laude with a BA in government. Initially a Republican like his father who supported men like Herbert Hoover, Alf Landon and Thomas Dewey. Franken like his dad changed party affiliation to the Democrats in the wake of the '60s civil rights movement and Barry Goldwater's staunch opposition to civil rights.
Besides...it wouldn't be a bad thing to have more humor injected into politics...

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