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[2/96, interview with Mark Schapiro for "Salon"] The reason I chose [Rush Limbaugh
] is, first of all, when I made the decision, it was late '94, right before the congressional elections. He was this huge power, he was being called the "Majority Maker" . . . and I listened to him, I just listened to him. And I thought, "How does this guy get away with this? . . . Someone's got to do something ...
Left Saturday Night Live
(1975) as a writer and featured cast member in 1995 after his request to be the Weekend Update news anchor was denied. He has since admitted that Norm MacDonald
was the better choice for the role, due to both MacDonald's deadpan delivery and apolitical comedy style, in contrast with Franken's partisan progressive stance.