Al Franken is (intentionally) making shit up in his latest fundraising email

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Now this is a meeting with some serious comedic potential.
SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann is making shit up in her latest fundraising email

When Michele Bachmann makes shit up in her fundraising emails, it's kinda funny, but unintentionally so. When Al Franken does it, it's just kinda funny.

In his latest please-give-me-money message, Franken harkens back to his comedic days of yore and places his email within the context of (fabricated) political fundraising history. Has he lost a step or two since he gave up the yuck yucks and headed to Washington? You be the judge.

Here's Franken's email (via the National Journal):
1808: Charles Cotesworth Pinckney's campaign sends history's first fundraising email, requesting 75 cents to "help defeat the scourge of the Embargo Act of 1807." Note: 75 cents would be around $10 in today's dollars.

1828: Andrew Jackson's campaign asks supporters to "give a Jackson to stand with Jackson." This failed because Andrew Jackson was not yet on the $20 bill and no one had any clue what he was talking about.

1924: Calvin Coolidge earns the nickname "Silent Cal" after his web team accidentally sends out a blank fundraising email. (It does surprisingly well.)

2012: (Insert your name here) donates $5, $10, or even $20 to help my campaign raise the $20,000 we need to keep our operation going and growing this month.
Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot it ain't, but not bad for a guy whose comedy chops are surely a bit rusty, eh?


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6 comments
jagersont
jagersont

I don't agree with a lot of Franken's politics, I do like the fact he came to politics not a a career politico. His lighthearted approach to this is e-mail I applaud. Neer take yourself to serious, when you fall down everyone will laugh at you, not with you.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

Not like he'd want to talk about his record of achievements or anything of substance...

webcelt
webcelt

 @CinBlueland So did you like your health insurance rebate? Oh right, that can't be real because you said Franken hasn't done anything.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @webcelt Which was/is as useless at the Bush $200 tax rebate check.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland It's funny how you pathetic Republicans pretend you didn't worship the ground Bush walked on.  I know its hard for a stupid Republican to learn things but remember Republicans are the party of stupid idiots, thats why your party is run by deep thinkers like  Sarah Palin, Mittens, Chris Fields, Mike Parry and Michele Bachmann.  No one is fooled by you pretending you hate Bush.   No one falls for that.  You should be embarrassed about Bush, he was the worst President ever.  However you don't get to pretend you didn't like him, you need to learn from your stupid thinking and nominate smarter people with better ideas.  Mitt Romney is Bush 2.0. 

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