September 27, 2005

This Geena Davis Thing.

It's a bit tough to suspend one's disbelief. I'd say it's beyond "cheesy." It's pretty lame.

Of course, if Geena plays this right, she'll never be Thelma in anyone's mind ever again. So there's that.

Posted by Attila at September 27, 2005 11:42 PM | TrackBack

And Donald Sutherland as the eeeeevil Republican is delicious. He's so lovely that I can't even get mad that his character is a cartoon.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 28, 2005 12:33 PM

Listen, I didn't watch it, but I wrote about it anyway. It was better that way, totally accuracy-free, like the major media.

Posted by: Attila (Pillage Idiot) at September 28, 2005 07:43 PM

Accurate--but hardly fake. ;)

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 29, 2005 12:13 AM

John Fund's column on September 27 in the Wall Street Journal gives Secretary Rice the respect she deserves and praises for seizing the opportunity to create some political excitement............that means that the reporters from the mainstream finally got the story straight about us. CNN/Headline news has been reporting about our ad buy in New Hampshire on WMUR ABC/TV, which attracted AP and NBC as well. Radio interviews with our New Hampshire state chair Shari Demers have been one after another. This makes up for all the NO SHOWS by so-called reporters in Arizona and Tennessee who failed to come to our booth with hundreds of people gathering to see our ad, donate money, and walk away with pride knowing they have helped to get our message out to the nation. Too many people have confused us with a website that expresses only opinion and news. We are a politica action committee, meaning we drive and fly to set up our Condi for President booth at events across the nation. After 6 months, it is sure nice to finally have ABC news, Good Morning American ABC, and CNN reporting the news about us, the grassroots group promoting Secretary Rice for President. We have heard rumors that Hillary is pissed our TV ad on New Hampshire took all the buzz about a women becoming a real president in 2008. Well, she had her chance to be honest and put an ad on the program. I guess she is going to wait to admit she is running for president after the people in New York fall again into the gullible land of LA LA as she says she is not running in 2008.

Posted by: Crystal Dueker at September 29, 2005 10:18 AM

Well, the difference is that the Condi movement is real--driven by others--and the Hillary possibility is driven by her and her husband (and their jumbo-size egos).

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 29, 2005 11:41 AM

Don't fall for the magician's misdirection. The dirty trick here is the opportunity to put nasty words in characters' mouths who are called "Republicans" on the show. Remember Rob Reiner's "American President?" He was the first to cross this line. Before that, they would have had to come up with a fake party name, like..."America First Party" or some such. Now, "Republicans" can say "Let's screw these MF's like we always do...That's what we Republicans do...They're too stupid to know we're screwing them!"

Them Lefties are sure clever, huh?

What was the "non-political" script in the ads they ran just prior to the premiere? "NEW ADMINISTRATION...NEW POLITICS....NEW HOPE!!!!!"

Maybe Martin Sheen and Sean Penn can pop up as Republican senators now and again. And Ed Asner can be Dick Cheney wearing a Halliburton jacket...

Posted by: Darrell at September 30, 2005 09:33 PM

That's why I started watching the West Wing a year or two ago: it seemed that the current crop of writers had repented of this demonization of the GOP.

Posted by: Attila Girl at October 1, 2005 04:35 PM

I'll trust your judgement about "The West Wing"...So wonderful of you to watch so I won't have to.

Maybe Al Gore can take some more "Butch" lessons from Naomi Wolf and be the new Vice President on Geena's show. "Maybe you can stop shaving your legs and underarms, Al." "Something."

Posted by: Darrell at October 2, 2005 08:54 AM


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