Franken's SNL character Stuart Smalley hosted a self-help show filled with inspirational affirmations, including his most popular one, to himself: "I'm good enough. I'm smart enough. And doggone it, people like me." In this clip filmed during the first Gulf War, Stuart focuses his thoughts on the Kurds.
The Full Ginsburg responds:
Eric Cunningham: I wonder if Stuart Smalley was a character Al Franken invented just to lure future political opponents into a false sense of security. Like, I bet Norm Coleman woke up after the Minnesota Democratic primaries thinking, "Ha. There's no way I'll lose to Stuart Smalley." And that's how he gets ya. A comedic Trojan Horse. Well played, Franken.
Marc Georges: Back in the Nineties, people thought effeminate characters and lisps were funny. These people included Al Franken.