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January 1, 2004

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I could comment on this article as being another repudiation of the CW that a monolithic group of Clinton insiders — and thus somehow Clinton himself — is dead set against Howard Dean, but I want to focus instead on the very last thing in the article. Check out the e-mail address Sidney Blumenthal gave to the Guardian. Yes, that’s right: Sidney_Blumenthal@yahoo.com.

Do you mean to tell me that the right-hand man of the former American president and current Godfather of the Democratic party can not find an e-mail address more fitting his station than a ghetto free Yahoo account? I mean, Sid. Come on. SBlumenthal.com is totally not taken. And it looks like SidneyBlumenthal.com has been registered by a D.C. consultant (with, I might add, an only slightly less ghetto AOL address… dodgy!), whose kneecaps I’m sure you can have broken if he’s not authorized to use your name or likeness or whatever.

I mean, I’m pretty certain that any e-mail addressed to Sidney_Blumenthal@yahoo.com would receive a reply from Mailer-Daemon@LeadersOfTheFreeWorld.net entitled “Hapless Peon, Your Request for Communication Has Been Denied; Prepare to Die,” but still, that is like the lamest calling card ever.

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Posted January 1, 2004 at 4:16 | Comments (2) | Permasnark
File under: Gleeful Miscellany

Comments

Nothing has warmed my heart this holiday season as much as the image of Sidney Blumenthal pecking out his Yahoo! password.

But really, I never imagine famous people (or even quasi-famous people) actually using the Internet. I guess I always supposed they had lackeys search Google and print things out for them.

Speaking of which, Matt, could you do a search for articles about famous people using the Internet and print some out for me?

Posted by: Robin on January 3, 2004 at 10:34 AM

Um, no. But I could go on Fleshbot and find a couple hundred sites featuring your -- I think we know where this is going.

Posted by: Matt on January 3, 2004 at 10:58 AM
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