Franken Teams Up With Republican Senator

When Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) was originally running for Senate, a lot of people doubted that he would be able to effectively reach across the other side of the aisle and work with Republicans. But, as we can see from his first major initiative, he’s already getting a start on that.

In the last few days, Franken announced a proposal to fund service dogs for disabled veterans. And it turns out, from a press release his office put out yesterday, that his main co-sponsor is a Republican Senator, Johnny Isakson of Georgia.

Franken really has come a long way since 2003, when he wrote Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them. “But, you know what, I don’t want to get into a whole partisan politics thing here,” he wrote at the time. “Not in this book, anyway. We’ll leave that for my next book, I F—— Hate Those Right-Wing Motherf—–s!, due out in October 2004.”