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“Al Franken, Giant of the Senate”? Is this a real book? Really?

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According to Amazon, Sen. Al Franken (D-ACORN) has a book coming out on May 30.

This purported book is called, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate.

This is the blurb for it [emphasis in original]:

From the #1 bestselling author – the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.

This is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect.

It’s a book about what happens when the nation’s foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.

It’s a book about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast.

In this candid personal memoir, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics.

Has Al Franken become a true Giant of the Senate? Franken asks readers to decide for themselves.

Oh puh-lease.

Franken isn’t even a legitimate senator, or at least he wasn’t legitimate in his first term.

He stole that election in 2008-9 with the assistance of leftist community organizer Mark Ritchie (D), at the time Minnesota’s secretary of state. As Ritchie presided over the vote-counting process, incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman’s (R) original lead dwindled. The morning after the election, Coleman led Franken by 725 votes. Over the next five days, Coleman’s lead had dwindled to just 221. Election officials claimed they had to correct typos on vote tally sheets and that these corrections gave Franken 435 votes and took 69 away from Coleman. Somehow, in the end, Franken magically prevailed by 312 votes.

During his time in the U.S. Senate, he has behaved as a garden-variety left-wing Democrat. He’s not funny. He’s not interesting.

So what will be in Franken’s book?

Who knows.

The Author

Matthew Vadum

The author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011), Vadum writes and speaks widely on ACORN and other…