Franken votes against Bernanke confirmation | Polinaut | Minnesota Public Radio It's things like these I believe that makes Franken continue to surprise people. From all the media reports so far since he's taken office, I've heard nothing but good things. And I always happen to read stories from people who meet the senator in person and say he takes the time to listen to them and acts like a regular person. for Senator Franken. Because let's face it, He's Good Enough, He's Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Him.