Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) said he’s been just about perfect as a lawmaker in an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC’s This Week.
The former Saturday Night Live comedian was asked whether he would have anything to satirize about himself were he still in the humor business, and he replied it would be difficult.
“When I would make fun of politicians, it was only because they were screwing up in some way,” he said. “I don’t think I could find anything, frankly.”
Reporter Jeff Zeleny asked, “Nothing?”
“Whoo,” Franken said. “That would be a really hard subject to satirize. I’ve just been impeccable.”
One of the 10 most liberal members of the U.S. Senate according to the National Journal, Franken noted, laughing, he may have made some small mistakes. Perhaps among them may be his full flip-flop on NSA surveillance.
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