No Joke: Senator Franken

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 Senator Al Franken of Minnesota being sworn in on Tuesday by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in Washington.

Al Franken was sworn in today as senator from Minnesota after a post-election saga that read like a Saturday Night Live skit. The sober Franken reportedly offered many hugs, but no jokes. He even shook hands, straight-faced, with GOP Sen. James Inhofe, who recently called him a clown. For those nostalgic for his rowdy past, see the Mick-Jagger-spoofing, Rush-Limbaugh-trashing Franken here

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