After winning that much-publicized lawsuit brought by Fox News for poking fun at their "fair and balanced" motto, liberal gadfly Al Franken is about to loose another salvo at the right wing just in time for next year's presidential election. The author of Lies and the Lying Liars That Tell Them, which has been a major bestseller for Dutton, signed with the house's president, Carole Baron, for a book that will give a Franken's-eye view of the election and its likely consequences, to be published next fall. It was a seven-figure deal, signed with agent Jonathon Lazear, who remarked he hoped that perhaps Franken and Bill O'Reilly, his conservative opposite number, might be able to reprise their angry confrontation at last summer's BEA, which immediately preceded the Fox lawsuit.