Aug 8, 2010

The Saturday Night Live Senator

Senator Al Franken (shown below in an undignified pose) happened to be the presiding over the Senate when Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was laying out his opposition to Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination.

Someone in the chamber appeared to be moving around in his chair, gasping and rolling his eyes.

It was Al Franken.

Maybe Franken was acting strange because he had a pantload and forgot to bring spare diapers.

Upon the conclusion of his remarks, a very irritated McConnell removed his microphone, approached the dais and confronted the former comedian.

"This isn't ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Al," McConnell told Franken sternly, according to people who overheard the exchange.

Franken later apologized to McConnell.