UPDATED: Breaking news: Franken tells joke!

I've said many times that the best blog posts are the ones you don't write. Ironically, had the Vince Fumo outrage not occurred last night, I was planning to launch a national crusade -- to get suddenly dull-as-dishwater Sen. Al Franken to tell a joke. After all, it's taken comedians like Jon Stewart to cut through all the BS in the news media, so it seemed like we needed a real comedian -- and not a self-muzzled one -- to do the same thing for Capitol Hill.

Well, it would have been a very short crusade. Al Franken told a joke today. Sort of.

UPDATE: Daphne Eviatar says that Franken snuck in some good questions, too.