Saturday, November 06, 2004

Another angst report starring one of our favorites!

The NY Times has a fairly standard People Magazine-style article on Hollywood angst over the election - The Gurus of What's In Wonder if They're Out of Touch. But the best part is that they let our old pal, Lawrence O'Donnell, flap his piehole:
"There's a mournfulness going on - people are talking about secession, and they're not completely joking," said Lawrence O'Donnell, a writer on "The West Wing" and a political commentator. "The intensity of disappointment is so enormous. I haven't experienced or witnessed anything like it since 1972," when George McGovern lost to Richard Nixon.
Mr. O'Donnell said he could not imagine changing "The West Wing" to conform to the competing sensibility of more than half the electorate.

"I don't see any way to write 'The West Wing' for current Bush voters," he said. "I couldn't possibly write a heroic president who goes to war for an announced reason that turns out to be false and changes his story about how he went to war. There's nothing in the Bush presidency that holds up for a 'West Wing'-style presidency, which is a fundamentally honest and honorable administration. That's the notion of it."
Snort. But Larry, think of the dialogue you could write!
FEARLESS POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Liar, liar, liar, liar, liar, liar. LIAR!
There's an Emmy in it for you!