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Franken Translation: "We're Screwed"

Al Franken emerged from a meeting earlier today and told reporters he was "cautiously optimistic" about the ongoing recount in Minnesota, where he trails slightly.

RedState has a translation of that phrase -- using Franken's own words in his 2005 book, "The Truth (With Jokes)": 

Cautiously optimistic? That's not good. That's an optimist's way of saying, “We're screwed.” I’ve instructed my wife that if a doctor ever tells her that he’s “cautiously optimistic” about my test results, she is to pull the plug immediately. (Source: “The Truth (With Jokes)”, p. 12)

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