Just caught up to the news that Air America talk show host Al Franken is likely moving to Minnesota and running for Senate in 2008.
I visited Minnesota in 2000, and here's what I know about it -
It is interesting that this great state of a thousand lakes would allow entertainers to represent them politically. But with the success of Ronald Reagan in the 80's, the Kindergarten Cop babysitting my friends on the other coast, and I-Man fave Kinky Friedman running for gov'ner of Texas, maybe this is the future: politics and entertainment merging together. Has anybody coined the term "politainment" yet? I think I'd pronounce it "Polly-Tainment". For another view on this merging, Matthew "with 2 T's and don't forget the middle initial, T" Sussman looks at what would happen if sports figures were in politics.
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