I was looking at this slideshow photo of Sen. Al Franken yukking it up with Harry Reid before President Obama’s speech. And I was thinking: Hey, I’ve known Franken so long I remember sitting next to him when he got tossed (pretty much literally) out of one of the senate press galleries for stumping then-Sen. Phil Gramm (R-TX) with a half-serious, half-joking question that managed to make Gramm look like an idiot. Admittedly not rocket science, but still a pretty funny question. It was my first trip to DC as a working reporter, on assignment to cover Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial.
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