About a month ago, I posted a wonderful -- and long -- speech here from 1996 that Al Franken gave as the invited speaker at the White House Correspondents Dinner, long before he had plans to become a United States Senator.
What I find particularly impressive is that that talk not only was the second time he had been invited to be speaker at the event -- but the first time was only two years previous!
Here's that speech from 1994, when Al Franken was the guest speaker at the White House Correspondence Dinner for first time. His second appearance was probably a bit more polished, even being only two years later, having a slightly better idea how to play the room, but this is still very smart and a lot of fun.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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