The unending Minnesotan Senate race between Al Franken and Norm Coleman has become a permanent tourist attraction. Saturday Night Live fans, Republican staunchists, scoffers of politics in general and just plain people looking for an excuse to get drunk and party are descending on Minneapolis like a plague.
"We've been having a parade every few days to keep the tourists happy." stated Eugene Kirshwasser, with the Minnesota Tourism Bureau. "We'll have Franken and Coleman riding around waving in a convertible, a couple of school marching bands, whatever cops aren't too fat to march and we'll pick one girl to be the Queen of something or other. Today we picked a pimply 15 year old French Fry Queen of Wendy's. We got in trouble last week with the child labor laws because we ran out of school bands and tried to pay a couple to perform again. "
"Franken is happy to go along with all this, but Coleman has been bitching. I think its all that riding around with the top down in January. Also, the cheerleaders have been complaining about the cold.,but if we don't have a couple of half-naked girls in the parade we'll lose half our audience!"