Sen. Al Franken: ‘I’d be a really hard subject to satirize’

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). (Karen Bleier/AFP-Getty Images).
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). (Karen Bleier/AFP-Getty Images).

Would comedian Al Franken poke fun at Sen. Al Franken? The Minnesota Democrat answered that question during an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

"When I would make fun of politicians, [it was] only because they were screwing up in some way," Franken said. "I don't think I could find anything, frankly."

"I'd be a really hard subject to satirize, because I've just been impeccable," Franken added, then laughing and saying, "I've made some small mistakes I suppose."

The former "Saturday Night Live" actor and comedian won his senate seat in 2008 by a margin of only 312 votes.

Asked about the difficulty of running as a Democrat during the sixth year of President Obama's two-term tenure in the White House, Franken said, "I'm very comfortable doing that."

Josh Hicks covers the federal government and anchors the Federal Eye blog. He reported for newspapers in the Detroit and Seattle suburbs before joining the Post as a contributor to Glenn Kessler’s Fact Checker blog in 2011.
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