March 23, 2007

Separated at birth?

Bill Richardson:



Ronald Reagan:



Cowboy hat tip: John Althouse Cohen.

18 comments:

AJD said...

John needs glasses.

Pissed Off Hillbilly said...

Bill Richardson couldn't lift Ronald Reagan's jock.

MadisonMan said...

For some reason, I've always thought that Bill Richardson was tall and thin. I wonder who I confused him with.

Re: John's observation: Is he wearing beer goggles?

reality check said...

OMG! I think it's a perfect match! Why didn't I see this before?

reality check said...

Could be a busy weekend, for packing bags, eh?

Mark the Pundit said...

I second Hillbilly's observation...

Ann Althouse said...

Chez Althouse, we think the Richardson photo was posed to evoke Reagan.

bill said...

I think it's more James Doohan. This one is a good match.

Ron said...

They may have aimed for Reagan, but I think they hit Oliver Platt!

Mark the Pundit said...

Joe Mantegna?

Uncle Jimbo said...

The funny thing is face tilts, they are properly 180 degrees out of phase. Reagan's chin points to his right and Richardson's to his left.

I awould actually prefer Richardson to any other Dem I have seen so far.

Cordially,

Uncle J

Synova said...

Well, if nothing else he's likely to fund the space program.

And he'd be out of New Mexico.

Hm....

lee david said...

Richardson was a carpetbagger when he came here nearly thirty years ago. He's been working all the angles to get here since then. Good policy doesn't mean squat to him just as long as he panders to the right voting blocs to win the next election. He just ran afoul of the legislsture here by calling a special session at the end of the regular session to pass some tabled legislation. One of the bills was for full legal domestic partnerships. It was correctly seen by the legislature as pandering to a voting bloc in his next election attempt rather than trying to effect good policy for his predominately catholic constituancy. The senate adjourned without considering the bills. The house stayed and passed them. The senate by rule has to reconvene tomorrow but by all indications is not in the mood to do any thing for him and may adjourn again. We'll see. He may be the best of the Democratic candidates but that doesn't say much for the rest of them.

Eli Blake said...

Lee:

How does living someplace for thirty years make you a carpetbagger? I've lived in Arizona for nine years and consider myself to be fully a citizen of the state!

Richardson was my congressman over 20 (when I was living in New Mexico). I went to a town hall (before the term was coined by Ross Perot, but it's what it was) meeting in Socorro that he hosted on energy policy and rural electrification in 1986. I'm not sure how it got him a bunch of votes he wouldn't have gotten anyway, but there is a reason he kept getting re-elected to Congress from that district with 70% of the vote-- he did a darn good job or representing the people there, and even the Republicans there said so.

And something else-- like it or not, the only way we are going to get out of Iraq is through some kind of negotiated settlement, including negotiating with people who hate our guts and/or who would love to snooker us if they can. And when we do I'd rather have someone with some diplomatic experience like Bill Richardson sitting at the table representing the United States than some Senator whose biggest experience with diplomacy is writing legislation that can get to 51 votes in the U.S. Senate.

Brian said...

He looks just like Jim Belushi with a toupee. It's uncanny.

Greybeard said...

No foolin'?
Ronald Reagan was drafted by the Kansas City A's?

cokaygne said...

Some of Reagan's policies as governor of California would not pass muster with today's Republican party. I don't know much about Richardson, but he seems to be like Reagan in that he has a sense of humor. If the Democrats nominate him, they'll win the White House. Bill Clinton, like Reagan, and unlike the humorless, self-righteous scolds who make up most of the Democrats' leadership, was someone you could spend an evening with. I get the same vibes from Richardson.

The partisan moderate said...

Great picture. Except for the fact that they look nothing alike.