Al Franken predicted victory months before election in an unusual D.C. venue

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota’s Senate race may still be dragging on, but according to a certain book in Washington, it was over before it even began.

Politico’s gossip guru reports that Senate hopeful Al Franken put his prediction of a Democratic victory on paper a few months before the election.

The “paper” in question happened to be a facebook (a collection of lawmaker’s autographs) in a popular restaurant on Capitol Hill. Politico reveals that the former entertainer signed his name on top of the signature of his Republican challenger, former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, with the headline “CNN DECLARES FRANKEN.”

He even predicted a winning margin, which proved way too generous, given the months of recount proceedings.

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  1. Anonymous Submitted by Anonymous on 05/26/2009 - 07:25 pm.

    Love it! Al could be called clairvoyant, but more appropriately and seriously–a comedian. Seriously! With his great sense of humor and great sense of what the public needs and wants, let’s hope his is finally, FINALLY, verified.

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