Wednesday, November 10, 2010

When All Else Fails …

As the last political argument lost to Glenn Greewald (from beautiful, sparkling Rio de Janeiro, Cidade Maravilhosa) reverts to steering viewers to “the nice juxtaposition you‘ve set up on your website about my actual video and what I said and what you‘ve summarized I said”… the final refuge of Fabian Socialist Lawrence O’Donnell is to call up a clip of his old TV screenplay for West Wing, in which Jimmy Smits playing Latino presidential candidate Matt Santos, proudly proclaims his principled and historical liberal credo.

Outside the make-believe West Wing White House of actor Martin Sheen, a.k.a Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez, a.k.a ‘Jed’ Bartlet, who also has played JFK and RFK, the real Matt Santos is a Cuban-American Latino winger named Marco Rubio, newly elected senator from Florida.

Matt Santos or Marco Rubio? Hmm ...

The hot, hot, hot Latin Republican property is El Señor Grizzly of Sarah Palin’s eye. Mama Grizzly  envisions late-night ‘strategy sessions’ with running ‘mate’ Marco as she sails into her hotel room “wearing nothing but a towel, with another on her wet hair.” Hubby Todd is up in Al-ask-Uh taking care of the kids. Sarah dreams of her perfect running mate:  “I look at Marco … I look at him and I think, you know, we kinda started a whole bunch of this stuff. So …”

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