Day By Day

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

IMDB anyone?

After hearing Governor Tim Kaine (D-Va) give the response to the State of the Union speech, I kept getting flashbacks to Robert Redford's movie "The Candidate". Kaine kept saying that there was "a better way". That was the theme of Redford's fictional California Senate race in the movie.

Of course, will anyone remember that Redford's character had no experience in government, was primarily chosen because he was a charismatic face, and had no clue about what politics was like. Probably the best line in the film was after Redford wins the election (over an obviously conservative Orange County Republican) -- he says to his campaign manager: "So, what do we do now?" Clueless. Just like many in DC.

No comments: