Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Bushies as Sopranos

During its ongoing discussion of the final season of the Sopranos, Slate proposes a game called "Bush-Soprano Mix 'n' Match". The idea is to "name a past or present member of the Bush administration or family and find the corresponding figure from The Sopranos' cast of characters". OK, I'll take the bait! Here are my initial thoughts (subject to later revision!):

George Bush: Tony Soprano, of course.

Laura Bush: Carmelo Soprano. Denial, denial, denial.

Jennifer Melfi: Daddy Bush (understudy: James Baker).

Livia Soprano: Barbara Bush. Icy! Explains a lot about the son...

Johnny Sack: Dick Cheney. Sees himself as superior to Tony. Ruthless.

Christopher Moltisanti: Alberto Gonzales. Hapless sycophant.

Uncle Junior: John Bolton. Cuckoo!!

Silvio Dante: Karl Rove. The voice whispering in Tony's ear.

Pauley Walnuts: Donald Rumsfeld. Incompetent, useless, and ruthless all in one!

AJ Soprano: Harriet Miers. No comment necessary!

Tony Blundetto: Colin Powell. A favorite of George-Tony, crossed Johnney Sack-Cheney, and needed a whacking.

Bobby Bacala: George Tenet. Trying to keep his hands clean yet remain part of the inner circle..

Janice Soprano: Condi Rice. Almost like family..

Karen Hughes: Meadow Soprano. Painting the family in a positive light!

Phil Leotardo: Scooter Libby.

Ralphie Cifaretto: Bernie Kerik.

Little Carmine Lupertazzi: Jeb Bush. Hiding out in Florida...

Hesh Rabkin: Jack Abramoff. The Jewish business partner...

Pussy Bonpensiero: Paul O'Neill. Part of the inner circle, betrayed the family early on, whacked.

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