Tuesday, May 09, 2006

My latest conclusion

I’m living in a Preston Sturges movie!

More specifically, The Great McGinty.

For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, I’ll try not to give too much away, but the basic plot is that a bum demonstrates his tenacity to a NYC political boss by voting fraudulently not just once, but 17 times!  The boss (played to perfection by Akim Tamiroff) likes what he sees so much, that he decides to run McGinty for mayor.

Maybe not the greatest of Sturges’s screwball comedies, but certainly appropriate in a country with its own “boss” and “reform” candidate all-in-one: Alan Garcia!  The only difference, is that real life doesn’t even bother to give us a hero with a conscience.


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