Wednesday, November 10, 2004


Divided government

Although the Republicans control the White House, both houses of Congress and the Supreme Court, Democrats still control "The West Wing"!

My household received DVDs for the first three seasons of The West Wing a couple of days ago, and I started watching season one again. As I made my escape into the fantasy world of a wise, capable and principled Commander in Chief with liberal Democrat leanings, the irony hit me. The Republicans in the so-called "real world" are the ones living the fantasy -- that Bush is a capable commander in chief, that there were weapons of mass destruction and al Quaeda ties in Iraq, and that the invasion there is going well. As long as they're so into fantasy, can't we just let them have The West Wing?

Craig T. Nelson of "Coach" fame (I'll accept other casting suggestions) plays an inept, intellectually overmatched, but likeable front man for a cabal of corporate profiteers and warmongers who maintain their hold on power by bashing gays, trumping up fear of terrorist attacks and manipulating a pliant media....

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