Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The next senator of Minnesota should be me, Al Franken

Al Franken's long on-again, off-again association with Saturday Night Live was always hit or miss for me. I never really got the Franken and Davis skits. He tended to lapse into tedious self-loathing, which sunk his promising sitcom Lateline. His books suck.

On the flip side, Stuart Smalley was a brilliant character, and he got a lot of mileage out of the "one-man mobile uplink unit."

So could I accept him as a senator from Minnesota? Seems less silly than electing Jesse Ventura governor, anyway.

Also made me wonder if I could take any other SNL stars seriously in politics. Dana Carvey made a few political comments in his stand-up, but I didn't buy it. Chris Rock says plenty of provocative things as a comedian he could never, ever say in a campaign.

I might go with Tina Fey, just on intellect and demeanor.


Neel Mehta said...

I might go with Tina Fey, just on intellect and demeanor.

I might go with Tina Fey, were she single.

Other SNL people I might take seriously in politics: A. Whitney Brown, Harry Shearer, maybe Finesse Mitchell in his "I will not be moved" spiel.

Also, click over to Accident Prone, a lawyer who lives in the same building as Al Franken.

Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for my Lincoln Medallion that he promised to send me with the Al Franken Medallion.

Actually, I plan on getting a Franken For Senator button when I go to Minnesota in March.

Mrs. MMM said...

Oh, I loved A. Whitney Brown. Very smart.

I don't know anything about Mike Myers' political beliefs, but he seems really smart and sincere. I'd vote for him for office, assuming I liked his agenda (although he couldn't be president since he's a Canuck).

Neel Mehta said...

Mike Myers showed grace under pressure during the Katrina telethon, that's for sure. Maybe he could be Secretary of State, like Czech-born Madeleine Albright.

You should consider composing an ultimate, all-SNL administration. (I can already see Jon Lovitz as the President's embarrasing brother.)

Let me know if you'd like help with something like that.