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As preposterous as a Stuart Smalley win may seem, Al Franken is likely to become the next U.S. Senator from the State of Minnesota.
This is excellent news for the upper house of Congress, where all the jokes have tanked lately.
This week, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) was heard repeating this zinger: "Did hear about the economic news from Japan. Yeah, the Oragami Bank folded."
While we do know Sens. Alexander and Bob Corker's (not conservative) positions on the bailout (save our friends on Wall Street), we know very little about their feelings with regards to Franken. Actually, I can't find anything on the Web (I looked at the first two pages of a Google search) that references either Tennessee senator making a comment on Franken's campaign.
It doesn't seem likely that I would find one. It's not smart politically to comment on races that aren't concluded and that could have implications on your job.
But that being said, I think it's safe to assume they would both be thrilled as Ann Coulter if she woke up next Michael Moore.