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He's still from Jersey, but Gov. Piscopo? (Replace McGreevey with just another RAT?)
Washington Times ^ | 8/19/04

Posted on 08/19/2004 4:08:48 PM PDT by Libloather

He's still from Jersey, but Gov. Piscopo?

New York, NY, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Former "Saturday Night Live" regular Joe Piscopo is mulling a run for governor of New Jersey, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.

Piscopo may be best known for his SNL character, Paulie the chemical plant worker, who asked everyone in sight, "I'm from Jersey... Are you from Jersey?" But for governor?

The comic confirmed to the News "some prominent business guys" are trying to persuade him to run for governor. Piscopo would not identify them but said, "They've suggested I run as an independent. They have the financing, but they've assured me I wouldn't be beholden to them."

Piscopo, a lifelong Democrat, said his party had been embarrassed by Gov. Jim McGreevey's disclosure that he had a gay affair with a man he placed on the state payroll, although the man denies they were lovers.

(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: another; gay; governor; jersey; mcgreevey; new; perp; piscopo; rat; replace; snl
Piscopo may be best known for his SNL character...

And it should stay that way. New Jersey would go from a laughing stock to a laughing stock...

1 posted on 08/19/2004 4:08:48 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

"You shouldn't hang me on a door, Johnny. My mother hung me on a door once. Once."

"It's an 88 Magnum- it shoots through schools."


2 posted on 08/19/2004 4:20:09 PM PDT by Riley (Need an experienced computer tech in the DC Metro area? I'm looking. Freepmail for details.)
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To: Libloather

I've always read that piscopo was a republican.


3 posted on 08/19/2004 4:20:38 PM PDT by flashbunny (Kerry helped move jobs to china - http://www.flashbunny.org/commentary/kerryoutsourced.html)
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To: flashbunny

well I have to take that back - people on FR posted that he's a republican, but a little searching showed him identifying himself as a democrat.

I guess Joe piscopo would be a good candidate for NJ governor- it's not like he has anything better to do.


4 posted on 08/19/2004 4:23:48 PM PDT by flashbunny (Kerry helped move jobs to china - http://www.flashbunny.org/commentary/kerryoutsourced.html)
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To: flashbunny
Piscopo's career is in the tank, so he went to The Dark Side. Every man has his price. Simple.


5 posted on 08/19/2004 4:25:20 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Riley
Funny movie. Here's another one:

"I've been fulfilling a lot of people's prophecies about me; I've become a real scumbag."
6 posted on 08/19/2004 4:35:27 PM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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To: Libloather

Joe Piscopo looks too much like Al Franken to suit me.


7 posted on 08/19/2004 4:37:18 PM PDT by Sunshine55 (If at first you don't deceive, lie, lie again. -- John Kerry)
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To: flashbunny

Dont know where you read that, but he most certainly isnt a republican he is a lefty for sure, at least thats what he more or less told cavuto during the dnc convention.


8 posted on 08/19/2004 4:39:22 PM PDT by aft_lizard (I actually voted for John Kerry before I voted against him)
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To: Libloather

"....Take back,Van-ness-a Red-Grave--Take back, Joe Pis-ca-po....."

Song>> -Jammin Me, by Tom Petty


9 posted on 08/19/2004 5:10:16 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er ( Election day: FOUR Supreme Court Justices! Enough said.)
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To: flashbunny

Actually, I read an interview with him where he described himself as a "conservative democrat". I remember it because you never hear those two words together.


10 posted on 08/19/2004 5:16:16 PM PDT by boop (Testing the tagline feature!)
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To: Welsh Rabbit
The best quote was Roman Maroni's testimony before the congressional committee.

Who's got it?

11 posted on 08/19/2004 5:22:45 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: Riley

McGreevey - fargin sneeky bastage!


12 posted on 08/19/2004 5:24:18 PM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: norraad
The best quote was Roman Maroni's testimony before the congressional committee.

I liked the newspaper headline they showed - "Roman Maroni Deported to Sweden - Says He's Not From There!"

An underrated movie in my opinion.

13 posted on 08/19/2004 5:27:18 PM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: Libloather
I have always thought Piscopo was funny, and people forget that when Saturday Night Live had it's renaissance after the Not Ready For Prime Time Players had either left or coked themselves into unfunniness (hello, Al Franken!), the go-to-guys for laughs were Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo. Does anyone really remember Robin Duke, Tim Kazurinsky, Tony Rosato, or Mary Gross? Didn't think so.

Nowadays, Piscopo's name seems to elicit groans from fellow SNLers, and I think I know why. When Hollywood writers went on strike years ago and shut down production of just about everything, the first one to go back on to talk shows was Piscopo, who did his Fat Boys spoof from the Miller Lite commercials for Johnny Carson. The strike ended shortly thereafter, and I think that there were many who blamed Piscopo for all their demands not being met.

Later, Piscopo revealed that he had cancer. He probably couldn't afford not to work much longer. I don't know for sure -- nobody wants to ask him about it.

Piscopo was the co-star of one of the stupidest movies ever, Dead Heat, in which he was a cop teamed with his dead partner (played by Treat Williams, who might have taken this stupid role to support a cocaine habit), whose body rotted throughout the film. The most memorable scene is when Williams and Piscopo are attacked by dozens of re-animated chicken carcasses in the kitchen of a restaurant (I am NOT making this up). It was a train wreck of a film that makes you wonder why they went through the trouble of finishing it.

14 posted on 08/19/2004 5:28:17 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Hey, KERRY! We said it to Saddam, and now to you -- If you have nothing to hide, QUIT HIDING IT!)
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To: aft_lizard
Dont know where you read that, but he most certainly isnt a republican he is a lefty for sure, at least thats what he more or less told cavuto during the dnc convention.

Plus he divorced his wife and married his teenage babysitter - he fits right in with the Jersey DemocRats.

15 posted on 08/19/2004 5:29:36 PM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: Libloather

So now we know what became of Joe Piscopo. Every now and then I wondered.


16 posted on 08/19/2004 5:30:24 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Libloather
Piscopo, a lifelong Democrat, said his party had been embarrassed by Gov. Jim McGreevey's disclosure. . .

That's a real knee-slapper. Nothing embarrasses a 'Rat.

17 posted on 08/19/2004 5:32:57 PM PDT by Mike Bates (Did I mention I'm peddling a book?)
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To: Tribune7
But whatever happened to Roman Maroni?

Perhaps he would make a better governer, at least he knows "what this son-of-a-batchin' country was found on".

18 posted on 08/19/2004 5:36:12 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: Tribune7

I thought he od'ed on steroids!


19 posted on 08/19/2004 5:39:19 PM PDT by pittsburgh gop guy
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To: pittsburgh gop guy

LOL. If he should win that would be the final nail in the coffin for Jersey's self-esteem. Calif. has Arnold. Jersey has Piscopo.


20 posted on 08/19/2004 5:42:20 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: pittsburgh gop guy

Actually, the "I am a Gay American" speech probably was the final nail.


21 posted on 08/19/2004 5:43:14 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Libloather

Yeah, somebody who left his wife for the babysitter would be a much better choice for governor. (/sarcasm)


22 posted on 08/19/2004 6:10:58 PM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: norraad

"I would like to direct this to the distinguished members of the panel: You lousy corksuckers. You have violated my farging rights. Dis somanumbatching country was founded so that the liberties of common patriotic citizens like me could not be taken away by a bunch of fargin iceholes... like yourselves."


23 posted on 08/19/2004 6:26:30 PM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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To: Libloather

What about native son Danny Divito?


24 posted on 08/19/2004 6:39:03 PM PDT by AmericaUnited (It's time someone says the emperor has no clothes.)
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To: Welsh Rabbit

Thanks you, 'dats how a jersey gov. should talk.


25 posted on 08/19/2004 7:08:23 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: Welsh Rabbit
"I would like to direct this to the distinguished members of the panel: You lousy corksuckers. You have violated my farging rights. Dis somanumbatching country was founded so that the liberties of common patriotic citizens like me could not be taken away by a bunch of fargin iceholes... like yourselves."

You fargin bastage! Now I'm going to have to rent the movie again this weekend!

26 posted on 08/20/2004 11:59:43 AM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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