Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) was David Letterman’s guest on Wednesday night’s Late Show, and Letterman asked about a kerfuffle over a “religious freedom” law in his home state, Indiana. Franken and Letterman both determine that gays and lesbians, since they are people, should not be discriminated against, and that Gov. Mike Pence (R) erred in signing a law. Then Letterman got down to coronet tacks.
“Here’s what we wish to know,” Letterman started. “I adore Indiana, and I’ll substantially be buried in Indiana, and we know I’ve broke a state many, many times…. What can we do now to make a administrator feel uncomfortable.” Franken had a brainstorm: “As a matter of fact, there’s an open chair there,” with Sen. Dan Coats (R) not seeking re-election in 2016. “I consider we should run,” he said. Letterman, who will be jobless subsequent year, shakes his conduct no, though Franken has a point: Candidates with 35-40 years of veteran comedy underneath a belt have fared flattering good in politics. —Peter Weber