Why is the DNC dissing Al Franken?

Al Franken.

Recently announced Democratic National Convention speakers such as Jimmy Carter, Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy share at least one characteristic in common: They're not very funny. Meanwhile, someone who has coaxed a laugh or two in his day, and who's planning to be in Denver for the DNC -- Minnesota senatorial candidate Al Franken -- hasn't been offered any podium time.

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