Monday, June 13, 2005

Maybe that's why this time Anonymous came from the CIA

AMC has been showing the movie version of “Primary Colors” for the past couple of weeks, in which John Travolta does a pretty good job of channeling Bill Clinton – though I don’t buy the hair. Or Emma Thompson’s Hillary, at least as a credible mate for Travolta. But the most interesting thing was how quaint it seems. The entire drama is structured around characters agonizing over whether to engage in the politics of personal destruction so they can win power and make history "helping people" - i.e., advancing the liberal agenda. Ultimately, the cost is too high. One kills herself, another opts out.

Is this kind of drama even remotely conceivable with the Bush administration? Paul O’Neill doesn’t count.