07/26/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sen. Leahy Has Cameo In New Batman Movie

The late Heath Ledger, who by all accounts gives a phenomenal performance as the Joker in the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight" which opens today, does something many Republicans have longed to do. He grabs Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) by the neck and threatens him with a knife.

Well, maybe Republicans haven't wanted to do the knife part, but the rest stands.

Leahy, who as has been widely reported, is a huge Batman fan, has a cameo role as a brave older gentleman who confronts the Joker after the evildoer crashes a swank party.

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