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Al Franken

Top 10 Al Franken Quotes,  American
Total Quotes : 159
Career Spent Satirist

I've spent my entire career being a satirist.

- Al Franken

Career Prepare Kid

I felt like the luckiest kid in the world. And I was. I was growing up middle-class in a time when growing up middle-class in America meant there would be jobs for my parents, good schools for me to prepare myself for a career, and, if I worked hard and played by the rules, a chance for me to do anything I wanted.

- Al Franken

Politics Career Serve

Harvard's Kennedy School of Government asked me to serve as a fellow at its Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy. After my varied and celebrated career in television, movies, publishing, and the lucrative world of corporate speaking, being a fellow at Harvard seemed, frankly, like a step down.

- Al Franken

Income Expand Actual

Having an actual income can expand your romantic horizons toward the more appealing end of the spectrum.

- Al Franken

Political Small Reach

As a source of innovation, an engine of our economy, and a forum for our political discourse, the Internet can only work if it's a truly level playing field. Small businesses should have the same ability to reach customers as powerful corporations. A blogger should have the same ability to find an audience as a media conglomerate.

- Al Franken

Sense Of Humor Kind Frank

Bob Dole used to be really funny. Barney Frank can be kind of funny. Bob Kerrey has a good sense of humor.

- Al Franken

College Career Prepare

During Vietnam, I was in college, enjoying my student deferment. The government wisely felt that, in my case, military service was less important than completing my studies to prepare me for my chosen career: comedian.

- Al Franken

Death American Affordable

I ask the American people not to fall victim to disinformation. There are no death panels. The Affordable Care Act cuts the deficit.

- Al Franken

Cause Republican Party

But in the right-wing media, they do have a right-wing bias. And they also have an agenda. So their agenda is: we're an adjunct of the Republican Party, and we're going push that agenda every day, and, as you say, brand these stories that help further the right-wing cause.

- Al Franken

Humor Opposition Other

Humor and seriousness are not in opposition to each other.

- Al Franken

Deep Feel Behalf

As someone who's spent time with our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on USO tours and met wounded warriors at Walter Reed and Bethesda, I feel a deep obligation to the men and women who have risked life and limb on our behalf.

- Al Franken

I Think Something Else Put

Demagoguery sells. And therefore radio stations will put it on. But that doesn't mean that you can't do something else and also make it sell. You know, when I look at an Ann Coulter or I look at a Rush or I look at a Sean Hannity, I think to myself, 'What kind of self-image do you have?'

- Al Franken

Thought College Some

Some of George W. Bush's friends say that Bush believes God called him to be president during these times of trial. But God told me that He/She/It had actually chosen Al Gore by making sure that Gore won the popular vote and, God thought, the Electoral College. 'That worked for everyone else,' God said.

- Al Franken

Die I Think Psychological

I think Hell exists on Earth. It's a psychological state, or it can be a physical state. People who have severe mental illness are in Hell. People who have lost a loved one are in Hell. I think there are all kinds of different hells. It's not a place you go to after you die.

- Al Franken

Think Minds Than

I couldn't think of anything less appealing than molding the minds of tomorrow's leaders.

- Al Franken

Politics Vietnam Then

I got interested in politics during the civil rights movement and then Vietnam.

- Al Franken

Some Rather Part

I'm part of the mushball middle. I consider 'confused' the majority position because, thankfully, most people would rather be uncertain some of the time than 100% positive all the time - even when they're wrong.

- Al Franken

Doing Country Sure

I believe in not attacking a country pre-emptively unless you're sure of what you're doing and you're working with allies.

- Al Franken

Book I Think Kinds

And I think that being able to make people laugh and write a book that's funny makes the information go down a lot easier and it makes it a lot more fun to read, easier to understand, and often stronger. So there's all kinds of advantages to it.

- Al Franken

Access Date Income

Armed with nothing more than a Facebook user's phone number and home address, anyone with an Internet connection and a few dollars can obtain personal information they should never have access to, including a user's date of birth, e-mail address, or estimated income.

- Al Franken