There are days when it all seems like something on TCM, not one of the classics but those bad B movies to fill the tail end of double features.
Here is Ahmadinejad in his oversized leisure suit smirking for the cameras as he “pardons” the British sailors.
Now it’s Cheney telling Rush Limbaugh that Saddam did too have ties to Al-Qaeda as the U.S. Inspector General releases a report that he didn’t. Not Laurel and Hardy, more like Hardy and Hardy.
Way over there, on politics' Poverty Row is New Gingrich explaining in Spanish why he didn't mean to offend Hispanic Americans in comments about their "ghetto" language.
Meanwhile Mitt Romney keeps shooting himself in the foot, this time on the subject of hunting and gun control.
On his New York Times blog, Dick Cavett awards the fool’s cap to John McCain for his body-armored shopping trip in Baghdad, noting our troops call the Iraq Army the Keystone Kops. Except, Cavett notes, “the Kops showed up for work.”
Next week we’ll have Alberto Gonzales, Bush’s Leo Carrillo, trying to remember his lines before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
And everywhere there is the busiest contract player of them all, Bush himself, emoting on cheesy sets, often blowing his lines but acting his hammy little heart out.
Bring the popcorn and hope for some star power in 2009.