People: Jun. 24, 1996

SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY

Why, yes, that is Democratic jester AL FRANKEN in bed with would-be senatorial spouse and G.O.P. cheerleader ARIANNA HUFFINGTON. "This was Al's idea, of course," says Huffington of the publicity photo for Strange Bedfellows, the duo's planned Comedy Central spots from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Franken, for his part, says he wants Huffington to help his credibility by doing all her coverage in a negligee. While Franken looks forward to offending "a few Republican delegates who don't have a sense of humor, who'll get mad at me," he may also slip into Stuart Smalley mode....

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