16 August, 2008


Oliver Stone's W. will be released in the United States on October 17th, about 3 weeks before the Presidential election. The timing is no coincidence I'm sure. The movie paints a young George W. Bush as a directionless boozer and apparently a drug user as well, and someone that used his daddy's connections to get out of serving in Vietnam.  I'm sure the point is to show us how deplorable it is that someone with such a past could become President of the United States. Let's face it, Mr. Stone is no friend to Republicans, and particularly to the Bush family.

That seems like the wrong point to be making considering the candidates this year, though, unless you're a supporter of Senator John McCain (R-AZ).  One of our candidates has a history much like the one represented in W., and it's not the Republican.

UPDATE: I can see it now.  Some newsie tries to score points against McCain: "Senator, have you seen W.? What do you think of it?" McCain: "I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youthful indiscretions."

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