Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Art and Life on the Campaign Trail: Which is Imitating Which?

If Hollywood were to make a movie for the big screen of today's campaign, it would be difficult to create a better satire than the one we're actually living with, and watching on the small screen.
When watching Tina Fey play Sarah, it's hard to distinguish the real from the virtual.

Standing in for Moe, Larry and Curly are Sarah, Cindy and John. They keep running into and tripping over each other with outrageous comments and cartoon like facial expressions.

Sarah mouths stuff which is the opposite of John's own mouthings, Cindy goes off the deep end with, "Obama is waging the dirtiest campaign in U.S. history". (Hello? Wouldn't that be her husband?) And John is hitting Barack upside the head with over the top insults of a racial tinge; as in, "That One"; objectifying the human being, reducing him to a thing, not a person. In a sitcom that line would be accompanied by the usual and predictable canned laughter.

Tina Fey is the natural to play Sarah of course though Sarah is so much a caricature of herself, so much like Tina's impressions of her, that it's become difficult to tell them apart. But who would play Cindy and John. I don't think you could improve on the real "things".

Michael Moore For Director. How's that for a front yard sign?

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper

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