Clinton: Franken A ‘wonk’


Former President Bill Clinton only referred to Republican Sen. Norm Coleman a couple of times during his 34-minute speech to Democratic supporters tonight, but did suggest there was irony in Coleman’s claim that Al Franken’s past as a comedian should put into question his ability to be a senator.

“I think what’s comical is how much more serious and substantive Al Franken’s campaign for the Senate has been than the campaign of his opponent,” Clinton said. “He’s turned into a regular policy wonk.”

Clinton was campaigning for Franken and presidential hopeful Barack Obama.