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Setting aside any embarrassment they might feel at the litigious history of their poster boy for oppressed white men, Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are gleefully anticipating tomorrow's appearance by Frank Ricci at the confirmation hearing of Sonia Sotomayor.

But before they buy Ricci a beer and sing a chorus of Kumbaya, they need to get up to speed on his newly updated resume:

On its official witness list, the Senate Judiciary Committee lists Ricci as Director of Fire Services, ConnectiCOSH (Connecticut Council on Occupational Safety and Health). And that's understandable--he boasts as much on his website.

The problem, unfortunately, is that there is no such position.

Seeking to distance themselves from Ricci, ConnectiCOSH has sent a letter to Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) asking him to correct the record. "Mr. Ricci has posted on his website that he is the "Director of Fire Services for ConnectiCOSH" but there is no such position with ConnectiCOSH," writes ConnectiCOSH Co-Chair Steve Schrag.

Another "serial exaggerator" representing the Republican cause.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 05:16 PM PDT.

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