Remembering James ‘Sugar Boots’ Franklin

Watch The Onion video about the nation’s first roller skating congressman

The Onion has a touching tribute to James “Sugar Boots” Franklin, the nation’s first boombox-carrying, roller-skating congressman.


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Author: Joe Donatelli

Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles. He publishes The Humor Columnist.