"I think he's a joke, but maybe he's exactly the kind of joke the American people would like to see in the White House for the next four years."
- fictional Bill Kristol on fake "This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts"
"He" is Al Franken whose only issue is ATM fees in "Why Not Me? The Inside Story of the Making and Unmaking of the Franken Presidency".
He followed "Kristol's" statement with one by "George Will": "Well, if he's a joke, he's a very bad joke." And more about sex and drug use.
Franken's book is a very off-the-wall take on a very disorganized campaign in which he says what he wants and does what he wants. He wrote it in 1999.
It is rather obvious that Franken didn't take himself seriously. Sometimes Trump doesn't either, but that was early on.
See also "If a clown can be President, why not a comedian?"