Amy Klobuchar once tried to write for Cosmo

Klobuchar's sideline: comedian.
Klobuchar's sideline: comedian.

Amy Klobuchar offered a glimpse at an alternate world yesterday: one in which she was a writer for Cosmopolitan.

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The "what-if" moment came at a lunch honoring powerful women, and hosted by the women's magazine. Addressing the crowd, Klobuchar admitted that she had once submitted an essay to Cosmo, but it didn't make the cut. "It did not happen," she said, according to Buzzfeed. "So then I decided to go to law school."

Klobuchar's speech included a taste of what that Cosmo essay might have looked like, in the form of a riff on her relationships with exes. "I set the all-time Senate record -- I raised $17,000 from ex-boyfriends," she said. (When Klobuchar told the same joke back in 2009, her punchline was that in the House, Barney Frank holds the record).

New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen took the mic after Klobuchar, and shouted-out our senior senator's comedic chops. "She really is funnier than Al Franken," Shaheen said.

Senator Franken, your move.

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