BOO HOO HOO!
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay wrote NBC to complain that Detective Eames (Kathryn Erbe) on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" invoked his name in a story line about the shooting death of a federal judge.
"Maybe we should put out an APB for somebody in a Tom DeLay T-shirt," the fictional police officer said.
Remember, the character is FICTIONAL. It has to be fictional. In my very self-centered universe*, somebody wearing a Tom Delay T-Shirt is straight out of fantasy.
"Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf shot back with his own statement:
"Up until today, it was my impression that all of our viewers understood that these shows are works of fiction, as is stated in each episode. But I do congratulate Congressman DeLay for switching the spotlight from his own problems to an episode of a TV show."
*Your universe may vary.