After yesterday’s resignation news made it official, it appears that Al Franken‘s political career is over — but it turns out that the (now former) Senator from Minnesota appears to have predicted this years ago!! WTF?!
Back when the Saturday Night Live alum was a comedian — and YEARS away from his actual political career — he wrote a 1999 book titled Why Not Me in which he predicted the implosion of his (then fake) future political career due to a sex scandal not entirely unlike the one he’s now seriously suffering.
On his coming demise over the then-fictional sex scandal, Franken wrote what it’d be like for him to be forced to apologize for his actions just 144 days into his fake presidential administration, set in the style of a diary entry in a book (below):
“Let me say here and now that I regret very deeply the harm that I’ve done both to people I care about and people I don’t really care about all that much. I am sorry. I apologize. It was wrong. What I did was wrong. I’m sorry. I am so, so sorry. Boy, am I sorry.”
Oooof. Not a good look.
This is maybe doubly ironic considering that some circles were floating Franken as a potential candidate for President for the Democrats in 2020.
And now? Yeah, not so much.
Be careful what you write in comedic fiction books, people… at least in this case… it came true.
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