There’s an ‘SNL’ skit here: Coleman to be fellow at Harvard, Franken’s alma mater

Bill Salisbury at the Pioneer Press notes that former Sen. Norm Coleman will do a stint as a visiting fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics during November.

Hmmmm. Sen. Al Franken went to Harvard. Can a “Saturday Night Live” skit be far behind?

Said Salisbury:

Visiting fellows traditionally meet with student groups, lead discussions on issues and their experiences in public and political service and participate in public policy classes with students and faculty at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, according to a Harvard press release.

Other visiting fellows this fall include former Democratic National Chairman Terry McAuliffe and Ursula Plassnik, member of the Austrian Parliament and former European Union council president.

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Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by Mike Vanderscheuren on 08/21/2009 - 08:55 am.

    Don’t forget the esteemed Jesse Ventura, our former governor.

  2. Submitted by Jeremy Powers on 08/21/2009 - 11:03 am.

    I don’t agree with Sen. Coleman on lots of issues and I think he is even more opportunistic that the typical politician, but I’ve never thought him stupid. I think as someone who went from being a Vietnam War protestor to being a darling of the right-wing part of the right-wing party would have a lot to offer students at Harvard in terms of discussion.

  3. Submitted by Greg Kapphahn on 08/21/2009 - 01:03 pm.

    Let’s see… as the chair of the Senate Committee on Investigations during one of the most corrupt administrations in recent history, Senator Coleman managed not to investigate anything of the no-bid, war profiteering insider deals which freely flowed from the Patriot Act and the Iraq War.

    I suppose he could lead a discussion on how to successfully keep your head in the sand while those in charge rip off the US taxpayers for billions of dollars. Oh! and how to let others tell you what to do, all the while pretending everything is your own idea (so as to try to protect those holding your leash from blame and responsibility).

  4. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 08/21/2009 - 05:53 pm.

    Greg K: BUT he twice tried to blame Kofi Annan for the Oil for Food misdeeds proven by the Voelcker Commission to have been carried out not by the United Nations but by the oil companies.

    Each transaction was reviewed and approved by member countries of the Security Council, making them equal partners in the corporate skullduggery.

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