As an example, take the Strom Thurmond impression Franken did about 30 minutes ago. After taking about 5 minutes to outline the premise with his side kick (Cacklin? Katherine Lanpher), it consisted of these words, in a gravel voiced, LOUD, angry, southern drawl:
?I screwed colored girls! I screwed Puerto Rican girls! I screwed them all! The pecker don?t know no color!?
And he said it over and over and over again. I actually had a shudder of embarrassment run down my spine and I considered crawling under the car seat to somehow distance myself from what was coming out of my speakers. The bit didn?t contain even a rumor of humor, just a guy shouting hateful nonsense in an attempt to be irreverent and edgy.
If this is what passes for thoughtful liberal exposition on the issues, John Kerry should hang it up now. And the Democratic Party should start planning its funeral.