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Jack Abramoff's dad is indignant about the disgrace this horrid man has brought on the family. No, not Jack Abramoff himself, but George Clooney, who made a crack about the guy's name at the Golden Globes:

The movie star joked, "Who would name their kid 'Jack' with 'off' at the end? No wonder the guy's screwed up," which infuriated Abramoff's father, who was watching the awards show at home.

Frank Abramoff has since fired off a letter to Clooney via newspaper the Palm Springs Desert Sun, accusing the actor of being "glib and ridiculous."

Abramoff's father says, "Your glib and ridiculous attack on my son, Jack, coupled with your obscene query as to the choice his mother and I made in naming him brought shame and dishonor on you and your profession.

"What drove you to this lapse in lucidity, I can never know, but you need to know that your words were deeply hurtful to many innocent and decent people.

"Are you the heir to the dignity and greatness of Hollywood's past, or, more likely, a portent to a depressing and horrific future?"

You know, we might ask you a similar question -- especially since it was your jack-off son who most recently turned the House and Senate into retail outlets.

Posted by aalkon at January 21, 2006 8:28 AM

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Well, you have to admit that Jack-off couldn't have turned the House and Senate into retail outlets without participation from the legislators and their aides. In that case, it took a lot more than two to tango.

Posted by: jenl1625 at January 21, 2006 5:58 AM

Name-calling is still just that: a petty, mean thing to do to vent emotions without ever tickling a reasoning synapse.

Again I remind you of a useful tool to see if the quote you fancy makes sense: have someone you hate say it. What would you think if Ann Coulter or Pat Robertson said what George Clooney did?

And when is George going to address the serious problems of the thousands of people in the US whose last name is "Gay"?

Posted by: Radwaste at January 21, 2006 6:11 AM

Yes, the buyer and the seller are both guilty here.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at January 21, 2006 6:22 AM

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