And the Al Franken decade begins:
Here is what Al Franken revealed on his first day on Capitol Hill: He is looking forward to getting to work for the people of Minnesota.
And one of the things Mr. Franken, who will be sworn in Tuesday as Minnesota’s new Democratic senator, is working hardest at — both for his constituents and everyone else — is proving that he is no longer a comedian.
“I’m ready to get to work, thank you,” Mr. Franken said in a sober monotone on Monday after posing for photographs with Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader. That was about as much of a knee-slapper as Mr. Franken told, at least in public.
The fact that he makes Harry Reid as uncomfortable as he infuriates Republicans is just a bonus.