Truthiness is as truthiness does, and clearly: acolyte Oren does truthiness very, very well.
Still, the tradition of a hero with a younger, or everyman, acolyte stretches back to antiquity.
Instead, he talks about cap-and-trade as if he is Al Gore's acolyte and Barack Obama's fellow student.
early 14c., "inferior officer in the church," from Old French acolite or directly from Medieval Latin acolytus (Late Latin acoluthos), from Greek akolouthos "following, attending on," literally "having one way," from a- "together with," copulative prefix, + keleuthose "a way, road, path, track," from PIE *qeleu- (cf. Lithuanian kelias "way"). In late Old English as a Latin word.