"Why Not Me?", about his fictitious campaign for the presidency in 2000.
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[2/96, interview with Mark Schapiro for "Salon"] The reason I chose [Rush Limbaugh
] is, first of all, when I made the decision, it was late '94, right before the congressional elections. He was this huge power, he was being called the "Majority Maker" . . . and I listened to him, I just listened to him. And I thought, "How does this guy get away with this? . . . Someone's got to do something ...
When ex-President Bill Clinton
was on book tour for his autobiography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he saw Franken and said, "My hero's here." (reported in USA Today, July 21, 2004)