Because he had the air of a resolute but remorseful CEO

We couldn’t get the man on the phone, so we’ll let Dana Milbank of the Washington Post tell the story of Zippy Duvall’s big day at the U.S. Capitol.

What’s strange is that Duvall looks not a thing like Edward Liddy, CEO of AIG.

Writes Milbank:

Duvall, president of the Georgia Farm Bureau, was minding his own business this morning as he walked down a corridor of the Rayburn House Office Building outside the hearing room where a committee was probing the AIG bonuses. Suddenly, he was surrounded by lights, television cameras and microphones.

“Are you ready for this hearing?” somebody shouted.

“Do you think they’re going to treat you fairly?”

Duvall stopped to chat amiably with the mob of reporters. “If I knew I was going to get all this attention, I’d have gotten my hair cut,” said the farm bureau president, who is almost completely bald.

As the questions continued to fly, one of Duvall’s farm-bureau colleagues shared a thought with his suddenly-popular boss: “I think they think you’re somebody else.”

For instant updates, follow me on Twitter.

Comments are closed.