If you wondered if Al Franken’s comical roots would come in handy as a politician, here you go.  Well, he put them to good use last week, in a statement from July 9, 2009, when he had a chance to meet with Sonia Sotomayor:

“Choosing a Supreme Court Justice is one of the most important decisions a United States Senator will make and I’m thrilled to be a member of the Senate in time to participate in the confirmation process. Judge Sotomayor will be the most experienced appointee in 75 years, and has a great life story. I’m glad to have had the chance to meet with her this afternoon, and I look forward to carefully considering her next week during the hearing.

“The current Supreme Court has been sliding back on the rights of Americans as employees, as parents, as consumers, and as investors, and it is critical that the next appointee understand the importance of these protections.”

This guy is clueless.  Are we sure that Franken wasn’t elected as a the King’s Jester?  It definitely a more appropriate title.  How clueless can you get?