Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Al Franken's Senate Bid No Laughing Matter

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: Al Franken is best known as a funnyman, but this fall, he hopes to convince Minnesotans that he is dead serious about representing them in the U.S. Senate.

One obstacle in Franken's path: his past. Over his 35-year career, the Saturday Night Live alum and former Air America host has made more than a few off-color jokes.

"I'm very proud of my career, but there's a lot of stuff out there. ... Some jokes weren't funny, some jokes were inappropriate and some downright offensive," Franken tells NPR's Michele Norris.

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