Politico is reporting that DFL U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken helped craft this Saturday Night Live skit on John McCain.
At first, Franken’s campaign denied that he wrote the script but admitted he was involved in it when pressed:
Franken’s input to the show blindsided his campaign staff, who have been forced to explain away some of the more crass and profane parts of his past writing and acting that have been used as fodder against him in a state known for its polite manners.
A spokeswoman for Franken, Colleen Murray, first said the Democratic Senate candidate “didn’t write anything for SNL tonight.” But pressed if he was involved in the show or had been in contact with staff members, Murray admitted Franken had a role in Saturday’s program.
Republican incumbent Norm Coleman’s campaign issued a statement saying “”Al Franken can’t help himself. Once again he proves he’s more interested in entertainment than service, and ridiculing those with whom he disagrees…”
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