Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken:
Then I read it: the sentence that would change my life.
“To be very blunt, and God watch over Paul’s soul, I am a 99 percent improvement over Paul Wellstone.”
“I am a 99 percent improvement over Paul Wellstone.” I’m sorry, but you don’t say that about anyone who died within the last six months. And, my God, you don’t say it about a guy who everyone agreed was a compassionate, tireless champion of the little guy, a loving husband and father, and a colleague whom every senator recognized for his passion and decency.