Monday, February 26, 2007



If you've watched CNN in the past few weeks (months?... it seems like years), you are probably aware that they have become "Your All Anna Nicole Smith All The Time Station." Probably someone is telling them they may lose serious viewers to Fox...... MSNBC... ABC... video games. So in an effort to wean their audience, now accustomed to hearing about nothing but the sordid, meaningless details of Anna Nicole Smith's pointless life, back into the realm of serious news, CNN has contacted each presidential candidate to ask them a question CNN viewers will have no trouble relating to: "What is your favorite color movie?

Wisely, Obama seems to always refuse to get drawn into this demeaning nonsense. Giuliani, however, surprised everyone by naming neither Glen or Glenda, White Chicks, La Cage Aux Folles, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Victor/Victoria, Osama, Tootsie nor Hedwig and the Angry Inch but instead naming the more traditionally costumed Godfather (which suits another aspect of his personality).

Mitt Romney passed on Big Love and A Home AT the End of the World in favor of the more (traditional) family-friendly Raiders of the Lost Ark. Oddly enough McCain picked a 1952 film-- when he was a mere boy of 40-- called Viva Zapata which people currently interpret as an allegorical slam against the corruption and tyranny of the Bush Regime. (That naughty McCain!)

John Edwards' choice, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, probably isn't going to inspire much confidence. And Hillary's and Bill Richardson's picks seem carefully chosen to avoid any controversy, respectively Casablanca and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Way on the far edge of the political universe, Duncan Hunter and Newt Gingrich were disqualified when they came to blows over who had chosen Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will first.

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At 7:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

bush sucks

At 9:40 PM, Blogger merlallen said...

well crap, i was going to run for president, but i don't have a favorite movie. i guess i'm disqualified.


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