A lot of people have a hard time taking Al Franken seriously.
Even though he’s a senator from Minnesota, his history on Saturday Night Live is best remembered.
Today in Rick Perry’s hearings for Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry tried to make a joke about Franken’s history as a comedian.
But Rick Perry ended up misspeaking.
When Rick Perry goofed, the hearing room laughed uncontrollably.
Watch (via CBS News):
“Well, I think we found our ‘Saturday Night Live’ soundbite,” Rick Perry laughs during Al Franken’s questioning at confirmation hearing pic.twitter.com/aIIDmtHJvy
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 19, 2017
From the video:
Al Franken: “Thank you so much for coming into my office. Did you enjoy meeting me?” [Laughter]
Rick Perry: “I hope you are as much fun on that dais as you were on your couch [Laughter] . . . May I rephrase that, sir?”
Al Franken: “Please . . . please.”
Rick Perry: “Well, I think we’ve found our Saturday Night Live soundbite.”
Al Franken: “Let’s move on.”
Rick Perry doesn’t take himself too seriously. He can have a laugh at his own expense.
He’ll make a great Secretary of Energy!