Centuries ago the Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu observed that
warriors should "keep [their] friends close, but [their] enemies
closer." Humorist and talk show host Al Franken has followed that
advice all the way to the top of the bestseller lists, from the
publication of his first book to his latest work of political
humor, THE TRUTH (with jokes).
Franken, a comedian known for his stint on "Saturday Night Live,"
entered the political fray with the publication of RUSH LIMBAUGH IS
A BIG FAT IDIOT. In a media market clogged with conservatives, the
book established Franken as one of the few liberal political