July 13, 2009

Franken brings humor to Senate post

Franken Joins Indian Affairs Committee

By Kevin AbourezkWhile some of the more conservative members of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs are likely to groan at Franken's appointment, I imagine most in Indian Country will welcome a former comedian to the committee's ranks.

Most tribes place a high value in humor, and I can't think of a politician who would better meet those standards of comedy than a former "Saturday Night Live" performer.

Also, it's appropriate that Franken join the committee for political purposes as his constituent state of Minnesota is home to nearly 40,000 Native Americans, including the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians, Fund du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Grand Portage Band of Chippewa Indians, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Lower Sioux Indian Community, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Prairie Island Indian Community, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Upper Sioux Community and White Earth Band.


dmarks said...

A buffoon has been elected to the Senate. A first! Oh wait....

Rob said...

We elected Schwarzenegger governor and Reagan president. Franken is a lot smarter than those two, I'd say.

Some links on the worst US Senators:




dmarks said...

I agree Bilbo was pretty bad. That meddling kleptomaniac. If he had left the ring with Gollum beneath the middle of no-where, there would have been no War of the Ring and all the rest of the trouble in Middle Earth at the end of the 3rd Age.