Friday, October 13th, 2006 at 7:04 pm in congressional district 11.
The National Italian American Foundation of Washington, D.C., didn’t take kindly to congressional Democratic challenger Jerry McNerney’s comments at his only debate with incumbent Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy.
It seems McNerney called Pombo’s approach to handling terrorism a “Tony Soprano morality,” the HBO television character in a show that depicts the life and tims of mobsters.
The letter reads, in part:
“Your references to Rep. Pombo as mafioso and having ‘Tony Soprano’ morality are clearly inappropriate and have troubled many people throughout Northern California …
“No ethnic, racial or religious group should have to tolerate this disparaging treatment whether done in jest or not.”
Oh, give me a break.
No offense to the fans, but isn’t the whole show a bigger insult to Italians than McNerney’s lame analogy? Does the foundation write a letter every week to HBO?
Let’s take a trip down memory lane.
Does anyone remember Murphy Brown? She was a TV character who attracted the wrath of Veep Dan Quayle because she had a baby out of wedlock.
Here’s a newsflash, people: TONY SOPRANO IS NOT A REAL PERSON!