Dream Team Abramoff

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May 5, 2009 2:50 p.m.

Ralph Reed, Christian Boy King.
Reader MC suggests that Neil Patrick Harris should get the role because, “it would be delicious to have the openly gay, eternally Doogie, actor play the Christian right’s boyish smarm king.” Cheers.

Newscom/Zuma

Grover Norquist, The Front Man.
Multiple readers rightly suggested Philip Seymour Hoffman to play Norquist, whose non-profit organization was a front for Abramoff lobbying activity.

Newscom/Zuma/PHL

Michael Scanlon, the “Evil Elf.”
Reader JL suggested Aaron Eckhart of Batman fame — an inspired choice.

Newscom/Roll Call/Wenn

Tom Delay, The Enabler.
Chris Cooper received the plurality of reader support for this role. Reader JW said that Cooper is the obvious choice because he is “always excellent, always playing those creepy government guys.”

Newscom/UPI/Zuma

Conrad Burns, The Tainted.
Reader BF suggested Robert Duval. Yes.

Newscom/Roll Call/MRP

Bob Ney, The Casino Bandit.
John Goodman could capture the drama and comedy of Ney, who once got caught stuffing his pockets with gambling chips.

Newscom/UPI/SPN

John Doolittle, The Hero.
A number of readers suggested Steven Root (of Newsradio and Office Space) for Doolittle, who Abramoff once referred to as a “Hero.”

Newscom/KRT/FWD

Steven Griles, The Inside Man.
Brian Dennehy was the reader favorite for old man Griles.

Newscom/Roll Call/Zuma

Kevin Ring, The Middleman.
If you’ve seen Arrested Development or 30 Rock, you’ll surely agree with Reader MJ that Will Arnett would play an outstanding crooked lobbyist.

Newscom/CQ/Starmax

Italia Federici, The Cooperator.
Laura Linney was the favorite.

Newscom/Roll Call/PHL

Jack Abramoff, Big Spender.
Keyser Söze actor has already signed on for this roll.

Newscom/Roll Call/Zuma

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