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FDL Late Nite: Tweety TurboTax Time

Seriously, if you haven’t seen the clip of Matthews interviewing Antonio Villaraigosa, you must. It’s high camp even by Tweety standards. He tells the mayor of Los Angeles that Mexicans are the hardest working people in the world, "natural Republicans" who want to open up flower shops and bodegas. I don’t think John put the part up where Tweety asks him if he likes to speak in Spanish because it’s more "up-beat," and Villaraigossa look at him like he’s a mental patient and says he was born in the United States and English is his first language.

I think Tweety is losing his grip, the boycott must really be bothering him. Which is an excellent reason to keep the pressure up because watching him come unglued will if nothing else provide entertaining Crooks & Liars fodder.

Tonight we’re targeting the fine folks at Intuit who bring you Quicken and TurboTax. Since it’s tax season and they probably do a good part of their business at this time of year your thoughtful communiques will be doubly effective. Intuit is located in the Bay Area, so there are likely to be lots of folks working there who will be sympathetic to us lefties who don’t want to be compared to Osama bin Laden. It would be oh so helpful to let them know that these and other quite outrageous things are being said on a nighly basis on a show they sponsor.


Steve Bennett, Pres.
tel. 650-944-6000
fax 650-944-5295

Scott Gulbransen, Comm.

And stop by the Open Letter to Chris Matthews blog and say hi to John and Matt, they’ve been putting in a ton of work and we most likely have them to thank for orchestrating the extra bevy of bats in Tweety’s belfry.

Update: Digby’s right, we need to support John Kerry for doing what we’ve wanted him to do all along. So please freep this stupid poll while you’re at it. No guts, no glory.

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