Separated at birth?

Maybe I’ve seen Jim Erwin’s photo in our news pages once too often, but the San Bernardino County political figure suddenly reminded me of the “Dick Tracy” comic strip villain Littleface Finny from 1941.

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  • Ramona

    Thanks for nudging my brain. Something familiar about Mr. Erwin’s photo nagged at me but I was trying to create a resemblance to an actual person I had encountered somewhere.

    I wonder if folks will point at him now and snicker.

    I also wonder if he’s gonna sue ya.

  • http://www.hughcmcbride.com hugh.c.mcbride

    And to think that everyone laughed when the district attorney’s office decided to buy 2-Way Wrist Radios for its investigators.

    [It cost extra, though, for the floating caption box reading "2-Way Wrist Radio" with the arrow pointing to the device. -- DA]

  • Linda Frost

    Ive followed the scandal, and seeing his mug shot too often, have also wondered where Id seen Erwins pudgy visage. Its an amazing resemblance. With all his other legal entanglements, though, he probably wont have the money to sue you. Besides, I doubt he reads your blog; its a little too erudite.

    [Quite. -- DA]

  • Larry

    The resemblance is uncanny! But I think the Dick Tracy caricature was really fashioned after J. Edgar Hoover?

  • rp

    J. Edgar Hoover is obviously the model for the Tracy character, and an appropriate one, too. He and his #2, Clyde Tolson, were homosexual lovers blackmailed by the Mafia. While the mob could not stop Congress from ending Prohibition, it did stop the FBI for decades. For the last few decades, modern Prohibition has continued because Congress is owned by the cop and prison industries.