The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

16 March 2007

Al Franken, Minnesota US Senate Candidacy, Air America

DON'T FORGET ABOUT ME!

Franken Makes Air America Appeal







For Al Franken, old habits apparently die hard.

After using Air America Radio as an ATM machine for nearly three years, our friend Stuart now sees the liberal network's audience as a ready source of funds for his US Senate campaign. Hey Al, is George Soros not kicking in enough money this time?

In a new email sent to Air America's entire subscriber list, apparent network president Mark Green includes this Franken campaign "advertisement" at the bottom of the letter:






A Message From Al Franken


Ever since my last show on Air America, I’ve been running hard here in Minnesota to take back Paul Wellstone’s seat in the Senate. I miss being able to talk to all of you on my show, but I’ve been encouraged by your letters, e-mails (which have been generally much more coherent than our “Hate E-mails of the Day”), and even the occasional check.

VISIT MY ONLINE CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS!

Which brings me to my point. It would be great if candidates could be judged based on their vision for the country, their policy platform, or their ability to sing parody theme songs. But that’s just not how it is these days. If I’m going to be taken seriously as a candidate, I need to prove that I can raise the money necessary to take on an incumbent Republican Senator who’ll have the backing of Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, and the rest of their insidious ilk (I’m learning to talk in sound bites).

CLICK HERE TO HELP ME GET TO THE SENATE!

March 31 marks the end of the first fundraising quarter, and I need to show that I’ve got strong support from progressive Americans like you. Also, I need to buy a whole lot of lawn signs. Can you help?

CLICK HERE TO BUY ME SOME LAWN SIGNS!


Al, your Radio Equalizer believes we can do one better: we'll be happy to design your lawn signs! If our readers would like to contribute Franken for Senate ideas (signs, bumperstickers, buttons), please email them to radioequalizer@aol.com and we'll run the best that are received.

Beyond that bit of fun, the bigger question is this: just how much did Franken's campaign pay for this ad? Was it at fair market rates? With nothing indicated in the email itself, we'll expect to see the details in his next federal filing.

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2 Comments:

  • "After using Air America Radio as an ATM machine for nearly three years.."

    uh, my understanding is that he was barely ever paid by the moneychangers, while working there

    and, as far as your talent for political advertising and photoshopping (easily the most poorly presented aspect of your blog), don't give up your day job

    that is, if you had one

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 16 March, 2007 23:00  

  • This reads like something rejected by an O'Reilly wannabee.

    By Blogger Newfie53523, at 17 March, 2007 00:08  

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