A real laugher

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on August 29, 2003

Yesterday's Washington Post had an article by Howard Kurtz on "comedian" Al Franken and his new book.

The article is interesting, and sure ensure that conservatives ignore Franken's book. Anecdotes about Franken ambushing Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot and Franken offering to fight National Review's Rich Lowry in a parking garage demonstrate that Franken's book isn't even marginally serious. [Rich, next time Franken calls and wants to fight you, send him my way. Ask Ramesh, he'll vouch for me, I can take him!]

As was noted earlier, Franken himself has a little problem telling the truth. Which is why the final quote in Kurtz's piece is so hilarious.

But in writing such a strident book, doesn't he risk being branded the sort of ideological warrior he spends so much energy attacking?

"First of all, I'm funny," Franken said. "It's done for comedic purpose. And I don't lie."

I guess it all depends on what the meaning of "lie" is...

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Why, one must ask, was the suit against Biden's student debt wipe “inevitable”?

Was it because the Biden admin is in flagrant violation of the law, and because *everyone* in America knows it?

Not in Waldman’s view, apparently. | @charlescwcooke

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