Thursday, June 14, 2007
Bride Of Franken's Time
It occured to me after dashing off this post (about Al Franken's comic persona serving as cover for his unconvincing political persona) that I never found Al Franken's comic persona very funny. That is, I was always left with the sense that what he'd done could have been funny, even that it should have been funny, but that in the end it was not, in fact, funny. The potential was there, though, so I kept waiting for him to do something funny.
The TPM video interview is a small sample to go on, but as far as first impressions go, that's exactly how I'd characterize his political persona. It could be convincing, it maybe even should be convincing, but in the end, it's not really that convincing.