As a fan of newly minted Senator Al Franken (DFL-Minn.) and. . .um. . .not a fan of soon-to-be ex-Governor Sarah Palin (R-Alaska), it's interesting to see the two compared and contrasted. A comedian who became a politician, and a politician who became a punchline. Oh, and it's by Joe Conason, whose writings can always be counted upon to inform and entertain.
Party of Franken, Party of Palin
The new senator from Minnesota is a comedian, writer and actor who lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and raised a lot of money from friends in Hollywood. The departing governor of Alaska is a hockey mom from a small backwoods town who likes to hunt and fish. Yet today, Al Franken looks wholesomely mainstream, while Sarah Palin seems headed for the tabloid fringe. . .
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