Not-Yet-Official-Senator Franken Gives Interview To Air America
February 20, 2009 at 11:17 AM (PT)
He's still not quite officially a U.S. Senator yet, but former AIR AMERICA RADIO host AL FRANKEN talked about the race and his old hosting gig in an interview with AAR's MARK GREEN that will air SATURDAY at 6p ET with a repeat on SUNDAY at 9a ET. The talk was FRANKEN's first national media interview since NOVEMBER; FRANKEN has been awaiting a final court determination regarding his race against incumbent Sen. NORM COLEMAN (R-MN) before joining the Senate.
Asked by GREEN, "OK, can you now finally admit that you miss your 12-3 pm AIR AMERICA timeslot and regret leaving for a senate bid?", FRANKEN responded, "Well, no I don't. I'm really looking forward to getting into the Senate, and it looks like it's going to happen, and I hope it happens soon. So no, I don't. If I had lost, I might regret it, but I don't think I did that."
FRANKEN also picked RACHEL MADDOW as the next most likely AIR AMERICA host to land in the Senate, and said that he's stopped paying attention to radio nemeses RUSH LIMBAUGH and BILL O'REILLY since the election.