"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Friday, April 14, 2006

Jonah Goldberg on Beltway & the Movies on National Review Online

Jonah Goldberg on Beltway & the Movies on National Review Online: "A common theme in Hollywood's treatment of politics is the notion that people with 'bad' ideas are also bad people (to its credit, West Wing occasionally resisted this cliche, though usually to demonstrate that decent conservatives have the capacity to learn how wrong they are).

Of course, this view is shared by many people outside of Hollywood as well. The problem is that it just doesn't jibe much with reality."

Goldberg speaks to the break between wishful hollywood politics, reality and the movie "Thank you for Smoking."


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