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Perry Jokes With Franken During Confirmation Hearing

Fmr. Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) had the Senate Energy Committee hunched over in laughter after their opening exchange.

Franken, a former cast member of Saturday Night Live, asked Perry: “Thank you so much for coming into my office. Did you enjoy meeting me?”

“I hope you are as much fun on that dias as you were on your couch,” Perry responded. At this, members of the committee and people in the chamber broke out in raucous laughter. Perry asked Franken is he could rephrase his earlier statement.

“Please. Please. Oh my lord. Oh my lord,” Franken responded while trying to hold back his laughter.

“Well, I think we have found out Saturday Night Live soundbite,” Perry responded.