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Sunday, April 18, 2004
Economics would keep it from realizing its full potential, but in theory it looks like Bob Woodward's Plan of Attack would serve as the basis for great comedy screenplay. All of this keeping Powell in the dark and "higher father" fun should provoke laughter and I would love to see it come to fruition. The film would be in the grand tradition of John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath (1940) in that it wouldn't reveal anything that wasn't obvious but could do a splendid job of stating its message.
The commotion over Woodward's book is a great example of the news media covering a little scandal while ignoring the bigger picture. There is nothing shocking about powerful people getting together and deciding exactly how they are going to run the world, the idea that invading Iraq was talked about shortly after September 11, 2001 or that the Bush Administration has been extremely dishonest. What is shocking is that the Bush Administration appears to be lousy at everything but getting away with shit and how brazen they are in believing that they can say or do anything and that not enough people will care in order to prevent them from getting away with it. (The cynic -or is that realist?- in me thinks they are right about this, and that this is a real problem.) Or, to put it in campaign terms, the Bush campaign should be repeatedly asked, "do you think the dishonesty of the Bush Administration will hurt your candidate?" (For the record, I can't believe that they do believe it will have a negative impact. If those running the campaign and administration were generally worried about it, why would Woodward have gotten the access that he did?)