October 19, 2008
Thank You Mr. Powell
I went to Oliver Stone's 'W.' two nights ago. I despise Stone's films -except JFK, which has a few redeeming qualities. He's probably the director I most love to hate. But I was genuinely curious about any fiction film about Dubya.
It's not a good movie. It's pretty bad. But there were some moments when -due mostly to the script and actors, I think- it transcended Stone's style and was really good for a while.
One thing the film did is reinforce my identification with Bush. Not as a politician necessarily, but as a man -whether I like it or not. Like I wrote before, I always find his jokes hilarious.
Anyway, hopefully Mr. Powell's endorsement will push Obama over the top. They're both the kind of men politics -especially American- needs more of. McCain's that kind of man too. But then Palin came along and...
Powell comes across almost a little too good in 'W.'