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Senator and artist Al Franken multitasking during Kagan hearing

Article: Senator and artist Al Franken multitasking during Kagan hearing

Last year I blogged about Al Franken’s (talented) ability to free hand draw an accurate map of the United States from memory. During the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, the AP snapped this photo of Senator Franken multitasking and demonstrating that his illustration abilities extends beyond cartography with his sharp sketch of…

Al Franken's mapping party trick

Article: Al Franken's mapping party trick

I was blown away by this video of Senator Al Franken freehand drawing from memory a relatively detailed map of the United States and all 50 states recently at the Minnesota State Fair. Gawker poured its predictably snarky haterade over this party trick by calling it a “two-decade old joke” because Al Franken has done…

Frank-IN: Al Franken Finally Wins Minnesota Senate Race

Article: Frank-IN: Al Franken Finally Wins Minnesota Senate Race

Al Franken can finally declare victory tonight after a painstaking recount in Minnesota that lasted 62 days and involved the hand inspection of nearly 3 million votes. Franken, a comedian, author, radio host and host of “The Al Franken Show,” which ran for two seasons on Sundance Channel can now add Senator to his long…