Here are a few of the reasons why it's sad we think this video of Al Franken at a Minnesota fair drawing a map of the United States, relatively to scale, from memory, is so cool:
1. We can't even write words on a poster without running out of space, let alone draw pictures with lots of lines.
2. If we were to try to do this, we would definitely forget how the Great Lakes work. (To be fair, we're from New England, and his version of Maine looks like a Yip Yip from Sesame Street.)
3. Probably the second reaction we had watching this was: "Hey, he was writing sideways and his Sharpie didn't even dry out!"
4. The first was, "We wouldn't have guessed there was a U.S. senator out there who could actually do this."
Minnesota Public Radio [YouTube]