babble home
rabble.ca - news for the rest of us
today's active topics


Post New Topic  Post A Reply
FAQ | Forum Home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» babble   » right brain babble   » culture   » USA has another movie star as President

Email this thread to someone!    
Author Topic: USA has another movie star as President
fern hill
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 3582

posted 28 September 2005 12:46 PM      Profile for fern hill        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anybody catch 'Commander-in-Chief' on telly last night? It is about 57 kinds of unlikely, ranging from risible to preposterous.

Here's the story: a really really right-wing Republican chooses for his VP running mate an 'Independent' female academic (played by Geena Davis). The show starts in Paris (!!) with French children singing (I think) America the Beautiful in French (!!) to this visiting VP. She gets called out of the concert to be told -- yup, the Prez just a major brain fart and is in surgery. She rushes back and the Prez lives just long enough to tell her to resign and let the evil Speaker of the House (played by my absolute favourite bad guy, Donald Sutherland) be President. Much soul-searching searches ensues and -- yup, she decides not to resign but gets sworn in and makes a rousing speech and yadayada.

Wait, wait, one more thing -- when she's VP, her big concern is human rights and in particular some woman in prison in Africa somewhere who is about to be stoned or something. So, her first official act is to save this woman by threatening the African country's ambassador. *rolly eyes all over the place*

I used to watch West Wing before it jumped the shark and I'd always think 'This is probably not good for the US body politic. USians have an alternative reality here, in which decent people think hard about the right thing to do. Unlike the real reality.' I don't think Geena Davis is good for the US body politic either, but this show is a hoot to watch.


From: away | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged
rinne
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 9117

posted 28 September 2005 01:26 PM      Profile for rinne     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If only she had been wearing six shooters!

I watched and I was entertained but at the same time I was thinking about the young man who actually took the school bus and saved people but then was arrested for it.

So, Hollywood does turn out these "impressive" presidents but it is so far from reality as to constitute a psychotic break.


From: prairies | Registered: May 2005  |  IP: Logged
Reality. Bites.
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 6718

posted 28 September 2005 01:37 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's already been denounced by worldnet as a brainswashing attempt to soften up the voters for Hilary Clinton.
From: Gone for good | Registered: Aug 2004  |  IP: Logged
deBeauxOs
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 10099

posted 28 September 2005 02:49 PM      Profile for deBeauxOs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
posted by RealityBites: It's already been denounced by worldnet as a brainswashing attempt to soften up the voters for Hilary Clinton.
[head-smacking icon here] Of course. The ressemblance is stunning. Personally, I would rather watch a movie where Hilary and Susan Sarandon drive off into the sunset, as opposed to off a cliff.

From: missing in action | Registered: Aug 2005  |  IP: Logged
Scott Piatkowski
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 1299

posted 28 September 2005 03:19 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That reminds me of a funny story...

During the 2000 election campaign, Geena appeared at the Emmy Awards (I think) in what can only be described as a transparent dress. It caused a little bit of a stir in that pre-nipplegate era. She then went on Letterman the next week and told him that she was trying to overcome allegations of liberal bias in Hollywood... with a subliminal endorsement for Bush.


From: Kitchener-Waterloo | Registered: Sep 2001  |  IP: Logged

All times are Pacific Time  

Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | rabble.ca | Policy Statement

Copyright 2001-2008 rabble.ca