Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Chertoff, the Devil and Nosferatu
I heard Mike Malloy say that new Homeland Security czar Michael Chertoff's last name means "devil" in Russian. I checked with a Russian-speaking friend of mine. "Chertoff" does literally mean "of the devil." And Chertoff certainly has the look of a satanic being. However, the first time I saw Chertoff, an even more exact match came to mind, Dracula, as embodied by the actor in the film Nosferatu:
How appropriate that this Bush administration killer so directly resembles a creature who sucks the life out of people.
Jack Clark 3:20 PM [+]