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stooge

an actor who feeds lines to a comedian or acts as his foil or butt
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On the one hand, Mahathir is alleged to be my stooge, but at the other end of the political spectrum, I am alleged to be Mahathir's stooge.
The AD governorship candidate, who is a key member NADECO abroad, said he would, come 2019 if voted into office, work towards taking back Lagos commonwealth to all Lagosians and for their benefit and also put a stop to imposition, exploitation and stooge making in Lagos politics, while equally improve on the wellbeing of the less privileged in the state.
RICHARD Boyd Barrett has accused Leo Varadkar and the Government of acting as stooges for global multi-nationals.
"I'd be embarrassed if I was like the three stooges, but instead they all wish they could be me.
Healy recruited a third Stooge in the Philadelphia song-and-dance man Larry Fine (ne Louis Feinberg), a bit more cultured than the Howards in that he could play the violin.
''But the understanding does not mean a surrender from Jihad (holy war) and neither is it connected to an acceptance of the Constitution of the stooge Kabul administration,'' it added.
If the answer is, "What??" or "I never watched those idiots," or even "What is a 'Stooge'?" you should walk quickly away.
DETROIT: For Iggy Pop and the current incarnation of the Stooges, plans involve "a three-year cycle" that will include the expanded re-release of 1973 s seminal "Raw Power" album, touring and likely some new recording.
"Stooges Among Us," a collection of firsthand accounts about the Three Stooges edited by Eugene residents Lon and Debra Davis, was released last month by BearManor Media, a small publisher specializing in entertainment nostalgia.
It's popular with viewers - unsurprising given that Play has given out pounds 7.5million to 10,000 people since launch - and has no need of stooges on air or otherwise.
Smith is nominated by the other senator from that state, Thomas Payne, to be a "stooge" in awe of the opportunity to serve his country.
Margolis was not marking the December 7, 2004 inauguration of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Washington's hand-picked surrogate; he instead was reminding readers about the 1987 installation of the Soviet Union's stooge, Muhammad Najibullah.