Fruit Shopper in Stock Photo Backs Al Franken
Minnesota senator still has a sense of humor
By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2012 5:05 PM CDT
Senator Al Franken and President Obama.   (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

(Newser) – Al Franken's office has sent off a peculiar endorsement email—from a "Woman Picking Out Fruit in Supermarket." Nope, this is not a real person who's calling for voters to support the Minnesota senator. She's one of countless generic people doing generic things in stock photos; she's also, apparently, the co-chair of "People in Stock Photos for Franken." Franken used to write for Saturday Night Live, notes Tim Murphy at Mother Jones, and "it's good to see that career change hasn't caused any lasting damage to his sense of humor." Click here for the whole email.

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Apr 7, 2012 11:44 AM CDT
Take your support where you can get in this age of hyperbolic campaigning.
Apr 7, 2012 12:52 AM CDT
Can anyone take Senator Stuart Smalley seriously? Minnesota is not only a land of a thousand lakes but also one with well over a thousand voter flakes.
Apr 6, 2012 8:37 PM CDT
is it not customary to show the picture being discussed in an article about a photograph?