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Thursday, 4 December 2008

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Al Franken Practising His Acceptance Speech Before A Live Audience Before Giving The Stage Over To Tina "Palin" Fey.

Everyone had a big laugh in Minnesota, USA this week as it turned out that their month-long Senate standoff vote between famed comedian Al Franken and Senator Norm Coleman is actually a big Saturday Night Live television skit.

SNL chief Lorne Michaels made a surprise visit to Minnesota Manure, an AM TV talk show and admitted that the whole thing was a big gag. Al Franken is an ex Saturday Night Live performer who decided to go get a real job.

"We were trying for another big jump in ratings like we got with the Sarah Palin/ Tina Fey bits, but Al just didn't have the sex appeal that Palin did." said Michaels. "We were going to end it all by having Franken and Coleman mud wrestle in skimpy Speedos before a live audience to decide the winner. Whoever won would get to be Senator AND mud wrestle Tina Fey as a prize." Coleman, the Republican candidate, was indignant and said he would only wrestle Palin.

President Bush, not understanding that it was a joke, insisted on the Supreme Court voting on it so that the Republicans didn't lose another Senate vote.

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