Judge Sotomayor, meet (yawn) Al Franken

Only five days in the Senate and Al Franken (D-Minn.) slides right in comfortably with other blabermouths (of both parties) as he delivers a nine-and-a-half minute opening statement in the Judge Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearing. Maybe we were expecting something more interesting from the accomplished comedian, but he proves he can drone on and on with the best of them. Here's his full statement, if you can make it through it.

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  • Wow, this really does drag on and on and on. Thanks for posting the whole video. I made it through but not sure if I gained much in those 9 minutes, 36 seconds, or simply wasted my time.

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