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Franken is an obvious supporter of Hillary Clinton, yet he uses a tepid, reserved tone when discussing her throughout the book. What is the significance of his tone?

Some of the compliments Franken awards to Clinton sound like they are being read from an official notice of endorsement, such as, "I'd campaigned hard for Hillary, who is the smartest, toughest, hardest-working person I know" (376). Possibly in preparation for another Clinton attempt at the White House in 2020, Franken seems to keep any comments that may be publicized as support as general as possible.

Franken received a mixture of both criticism and praise for his Perry Mason joke at a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Are there other unexplored possibilities about Franken's use of humor in this instance?

Some claimed Franken's Perry Mason joke took the focus away from his otherwise impressive line of questioning, while...

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