Happy Al Franken Day!
by Jonathan Singer, Tue Jul 07, 2009 at 02:58:28 AM EDT
It has been a long journey that has taken a great number of twists and turns, but today Al Franken will be sworn in as United States Senator from the state of Minnesota. This news is particularly exciting given that, as Franken said to MyDD two years ago, he is one of us.
Al Franken: I'm one of you. Air America is certainly something that was attempting to counter the incredible right wing dominance of the dialogue in this country and we tended to have people from the netroots on our show.
So I kind of think I'm one of you. I might be a little too old. But certainly my staff - I'm tooling around, too - but my staff is on top of it. And that's just as far as a mode of communicating. But I think that if you go to my website and follow the stuff I'm talking about you can see where I am politically and I think you'd agree with an overwhelming majority of it. You might disagree with some of the things I say, but I would urge them to go on this thing called the internet. And go to AlFranken.com and look at stuff. Did you know you can stream video on the internet?
Singer: I've heard that.
Franken: Well, we have video.
So to everyone on this site I wish a happy Al Franken day!