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Al Franken's sketchy habit at the Kagan confirmation hearing

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

Sen. Jeff Sessions on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 29, 2010. (AP/Alex Brandon)

Who knew? Al Franken has ratcheted back the funny ever since he got elected to the Senate, but he let a surprising bit of his creative side sneak out during Tuesday's confirmation hearings for Elena Kagan -- doodling a sketch of his fellow Judiciary Committee member Sen. Jeff Sessions, as caught here by an AP photographer. With those heavy brows, he makes the Alabama Republican (that day's toughest interrogator) look a little too Chris Dodd-ish, but still, not bad.

By The Reliable Source  |  June 29, 2010; 2:03 PM ET
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Franken moonlights as a court sketch artist. He is also an amateur dental hygenist. What a renaissance man...

Posted by: lostinthemiddle | June 29, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Sorry the Senator finds the hearings so boring. He's either falling asleep or drawing doodles.

Looks to me that I'm looking at a cartoon drawing a cartoon.

Posted by: kitchendragon50 | June 29, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

he is getting bored with these idiots in d.c. just as much as the rest of the country.

Posted by: SISSD1 | June 30, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

Jeff Sessions the "toughest" interrogator? Maybe idiotic or embarrassing, but toughest? gimme a break.

Posted by: eomcmars | June 30, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

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