Politicians all look alike
"You're a baldist!" The Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez remembers California Representative Brad Sherman saying when he realized midway through their interview that she thought she was speaking to Representative Pete DeFazio, an Oregon Democrat. "Just because he's bald and I’m bald doesn't mean we’re the same person!" Another reporter remembers using a quote from a high-ranking Democratic Representative John Lewis, the celebrated Civil Rights hero from Georgia, delivered to him by a colleague for his story—and being embarrassed to learn, after the story appeared in print, that it was actually Representative Elijah Cummings, another bald, African American Democrat, from Maryland, who had given the quote. Yet another reporter recounts an exasperated Representative Darrell Issa, Republican of California, throwing up his hands and declaring to the reporters chasing him, "I am not Vito Fossella!" in the midst of a controversy over the former New York Representative's fathering a love child.
They All Look the Same! | New Republic