I thought conservatives loathed tort suits... not to suggest that it's fine for liberals to drag political battles into the courtroom.
By the way, "Senator Franken"... won't that be weird? If it happens. Not really weirder than Sonny Bono in Congress. Or Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor of California. Ah, I guess nothing about blurring the showbiz/politics line can be weird anymore. It's utterly banal.
Did you know Sonny Bono's epitaph is "And The Beat Goes On"?