Who Had the Better Rachel Dratch Joke, Al Franken or Ed Markey?

Senator vs. Congressman -- Who ya got?

Politics and Saturday Night Live go together like battleships and bayonets. And this time of year, it seems these strange yet familiar bedfellows cannot escape one another.

That much was true last week in Lexington.

In town while campaigning for Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Rep Ed Markey, D-MA, and U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-WI, traded one-liners about Rachel Dratch, the Lexington native who, like Franken, is an SNL alum.

For those unfamiliar with Dratch, here's the 1984 Lexington High grad doing the Blue and Gold varsity jacket proud as the Zazu to Jimmy Fallon's "Sully" in an old Boston Teens skit.

Markey's joke riffed on Lexington's label as "The Birthplace of American Liberty," while Franken went with a reference to Michelle Bachmann's geographical error from last year.

We're now nearly a week past the appearance and inching ever closer to the Nov. 6 election. So, naturally, the question is: Whose joke was better?

Watch the video above and let us know in the comment section below. The Senator or the Congressman -- Who ya got?


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