“That’s HEDLEY!”

We mourn the loss of comic actor Harvey Korman, whom most might remember from “The Carol Burnett Show” but whom for me will always be Hedley Lamarr, the conniving Attorney General of Mel Brooks’ Western spoof classic “Blazing Saddles.”

Never has a poltician been more dastardly. Well, never on film.

(And no, that’s not Oakland’s Rockridge district he’s talking about. I think.)

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.