Wednesday, February 14, 2007

And You Want To Be My United States Senator

According to Dick Ebersol, as quoted in “Live From New York An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live” by Tom Shales & James Andrew Miller, p.82-83:

“Al [Franken] and Tom [Davis] had bought their first ever cocaine, and they had it all out on the desk. First time they were ever able to buy any. As apprentice writers, their pay was, I think, $325 a week. So they have the cocaine on the desk, they’re like literally staring at it. I’m off in the distance. I’m in a tough place because I’m supposedly the executive, but I decided it wasn’t my job to play the policeman.

Suddenly this figure comes roaring through the room. Unbeknownst to us at the time, he had a straw in his hand. He gets to the table, and he has half of that stuff up his nose by the time they knew who it was: Belushi. They didn’t know whether to be thrilled that Belushi had just done this to their coke or be absolutely decimated, because that represented about half the money they had in the world at that time.”

If Franken can’t even protect his illegal drugs, how can he protect the children?


Blogger DiscordianStooge said...


Where's MDE to cover this?

7:35 AM  
Anonymous john f not kerry said...

So, did Franken end up inhaling?

11:54 AM  
Blogger Sisyphus said...

We don't know. Franken may well claim that John Belushi bogarted all of his coke, and he never actually used any of it himself.

12:04 PM  

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