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The Sopranos Pop Quiz

Who said it -- Little Carmine or George W. Bush? ''The Sopranos'' Mob boss and the president both coin questionable phrases

Those jokers at ''The Sopranos''! Woulda-been Mob boss Little Carmine Lupertazzi (Ray Abruzzo), with his Texas-size belt buckles and curious turns of phrase, bears more than a passing resemblance to a certain Commander-in-Chief. Can you tell the difference between George W. Bush's presidential parlance and that of the Mob malapropster?

A. ''They have miscalculated me as a leader.''

B. ''Of course no one wants all-out conflict, but historically, historical changes have come out of war.''

C. ''The point is, this is a way to help inoculate me about what has come and is coming.''

D. ''We're in a f -- -ing stagmire.''

E. ''The fundamental question is, Will I be as effective as a boss like my dad was?... Until I am, it's gonna be hard to verify that I think I'll be more effective.''

Answers: A. Bush; B. Little Carmine; C. Bush; D. Little Carmine; E. Little Carmine

Originally posted Jun 11, 2004 Published in issue #769 Jun 11, 2004 Order article reprints