Michael at MDE has the latest Franken takedown: his fundraiser at the Playboy mansion, GOP reactions, and a 2000 Playboy/Franken interview transcript handed out at a GOP press release yesterday.
St. Paul- Rep. Joyce Peppin [Monday] condemned a column written by comedian Al Franken for Playboy Magazine in January 2000 on the day he is being hosted by Playboy CEO Christie Hefner at a fundraiser at her home in Illinois.
In the column, Franken goes into great detail about a fantasy tour he takes of a sex laboratory in an effort to defend Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner, and his magazine from accusations of pornography.
On Friday, April 11, 2008, Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun-Times announced that Playboy CEO Christie Hefner would be hosting a fund-raiser for the comedian and Democratic candidate at her Lake View home in Illinois on Monday, May 19. Franken wrote a column in January 2000 edition of Playboy defending Hugh Hefner from charges he was a pornographer, and described a fantasy involving his personal trip to a virtual reality sex laboratory.
Michael has posted the 2000 interview - warning: very graphic content. Al, it may be time to fold up your virtual campaign tent.