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Al Franken’s Love Letter from Washington

Mon, Sep 21, 2009

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How novel is this? A politician sends out an email to his¬†supporters and doesn’t ask for money…he doesn’t ask you to write letters about policy…or to volunteer your time to some campaign. He simply asks you to “remember a funny story about someone you love, smile, and be thankful.”

We heart¬†Al Franken. Thank goodness he’s one of the Minnesota senators now.

This past Saturday, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the night he met Franni, his wife, he emailed all of his supporters basically an open love letter to her, acknowledging that he wouldn’t be where he is today — the United States Congress — without her. Those with a block of ice for a heart might find this a little too precious, or perhaps even inappropriate for a man in public office, but we think it’s comforting to know that at least one politician in Washington is actually a human being. Even better, a human being with a romantic streak. Here’s the letter:

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3 Responses to “Al Franken’s Love Letter from Washington”

  1. Spes Says:

    That is just awesome.

  2. Elizabeth Says:

    Awww… How sweet. Just as long as he doesn’t come out in a huge public adultery scandal in a few years, right? :)

  3. Chris Martin Says:

    It’s a step up from making jokes about raping Lesley Stahl.


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