PROJECT DUMBASS – AL FRANKEN
Most normal people cringe when a politician tries to tell a joke. It doesn’t come natural to them, it’s not what they are trained to do and chances are that the only people laughing are the one’s whose jobs depend on it.
The same has to be said about comedians who decide to start talking about politics.
Al Franken was good on Saturday Night Live. I happily remember the Franken decade in the 1980’s. As a rule he made people laugh and he wrote some of the best sketches the show has ever had.
OK, he is a liberal. I can handle that. But somewhere along the way something sinister happened.
Now he is bitter – not a little but a lot. Franken has now added his name to the countless others who occupy the liberal hate machine. Franken is fine when he is dishing out the dirt to the likes of Bill O’Reilly or Rush Limbaurgh. So what! We all know he was a big fat liar! He was a politician, that’s what politicians do. Franken is a comedian and should stick to what he is good at.
Al Franken is a victim. He has been unwittingly duped into believing that he is profound. He is the Johnny Huang of the left. It started with his success as a comedian. He was pretty funny as the SNL one man satellite hook up guy and did a pretty good job in Trading Places. Once the success went to his head, he started to believe his own press. Others, with an agenda seized on this.
His latest project, a liberal talk radio station is likely to be yet another enormous failure and no doubt he and his friends will find some sinister right wing plot to blame for it. Lord knows it won’t be his fault. Why? Because to admit he is responsible is to open the floodgates of realization that everything he has ever believed in is a lie. His ego won’t allow it. This is the unfortunate fate of most liberals in America.
His books are little more than a series of rants and personal vendettas against successful media personalities and politicians with whom Franken has disagreements. I don’t agree with some of the decisions on American Idol, but am I driven to write a book entitled “Simon Callow is a Self Centred, Egotistical Asshole!” No of course not.
Franken is flat. Not funny or original but more like a child that can’t get his way. His infantile comments remind me of the grade school kid that picked up all his marbles and ran home or held his breath until he turned blue.
I understand Rush Limbaugh is writing a new book called “Al Franken Couldn’t Get Laid if His Life Depended on it".
"I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law." -David Dinkins, New York City Mayor, answering accusations that he failed to pay his taxes.
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