Is Al Franken a comedy writer (his past life) or a Senate candidate (his current life)?
Franken, according to Gawker, was the big hitter on the Saturday Night Live skit on John McCain.
According to the Politico Web site:
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.
(h/t: Chris Worthington)
5:52 update – Headline rewritten