A gossip item in the Philadelphia paper — thanks for the spotting it, Blois Olson — mentions that Tina Fey told a story about Sen. Al Franken while she was there promoting her new book.
The “30 Rock” star said her former “Saturday Night Live” colleague Franken kept asking her for money while he was running for Senate in 2008, but she kept ducking him.
The item says that after he’d won the recount, she texted him:
“See, you didn’t need my $4,000 to win after all.”
Franken, she said, texted back a blunt, two-word message, but he now says that the whole affair was just playful banter.