Al Franken Sketches Jeff Sessions During Kagan Hearings

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., sketches Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., the committee's ranking Republican, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 29, 2010, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Alex Brandon

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota became famous as a comedian before being elected to the Senate.

But maybe what he really wanted to be is an artist.

An Associated Press photographer snapped a photograph of Franken's sketch of Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama today. Franken drew the image as the Judiciary Committee -- which both men serve on -- held confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

Check out the picture at left. And below that - so that you can judge Franken's artistic skills - is a photograph of Sessions himself.

Face The Nation, 07.12.09


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