Al Franken just spoke at a SXSW panel. The timing of SXSW coincided with the launching of the Air America affiliate in Austin, or perhaps it was coordinated. The first part of the panel was a interview with Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith for airing on PBS, then audience questions. It was fairly ordinary, nothing Franken (and many others) haven't said before. In addition to the Corpus Cristi station already airing it, Air America will debut soon in Dallas, San Antonio, and Brownsville.
The most amusing part of the panel was when Franken noted, ruefully, the call letters of the Austin station: KOKE. This after the San Diego station yukked it up with K-Liberal San Diego, or KLSD.
Wocka wocka wocka.