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Prodigal welcomed home; MoveOn in denial

By Michael J. Smith on Tuesday October 3, 2006 12:32 PM

From The Hill:
Lieberman says he has been promised seniority

Sen. Joe Lieberman, the longtime Democratic senator from Connecticut running for re-election as an independent, says the party leadership has assured him he would keep his seniority if he returns to Congress.... Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) denies making a decision.

Lieberman said his desire is to stay atop Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.... The governmental affairs panel is primarily responsible for oversight and investigations of the executive branch....

Tom Matzzie, the Washington director of MoveOn.org, a liberal advocacy group that supports Lamont, said ... “This is a Lieberman campaign tactic... Democratic leaders are supporting Ned Lamont.”

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Well, no, Tom. They're pretty obviously not.

Matzzie (shown at left in an earlier avatar, before he shaved and started wearing suits) reminds me of poor Jacob in the Bible, who labored seven years for Rachel and awoke after his wedding night to find that the bride's father had pulled a switcheroo and subsituted Rachel's older sister, Leah -- probably the homely sister, although the Bible tactfully doesn't say. Jacob promptly volunteered to labor another seven years for Rachel, and I'm sure that's what Matzzie will do, too.

Gotta admire the guy's perseverance. But I don't envy him his wedding night with the tiny toad of Bridgeport.

Comments (2)

Jacob? Oh, I don't know. I'm more reminded of Moose Malloy in Farewell My Lovely. He knows Charlotte Rampling is a no good dame but he's fixated on the way she was before he went to jail and now he's just so willfully ignorant he keeps pursuing her until ultimately (spoiler!) she shoots him dead. It takes a special kind of dumb to be that dumb.

Except Mazzie doesn't look a thing like Jack O'Halloran. He looks more like a young Victor Buono. So really Mazzie is Tung-Tze in The Silencers, which would make MoveOn.Org is the evil but comically incompetent "Big O." In that case, I can't wait for Matt Helm to stagger in and blow up their secret underground lair.

Or something like that.

js paine:

victor buono...fine match alan

i see the context...

"whatever happened to baby joe "

now that would be more gothic then chuckie

i'll personally direct
the scene where baby joe
serves the paralytic but still figureful Hadassah
rat under glass

and of course

the 'bootin her around the parlor 'biz ...

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