Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mister, We Could Use A Man Like Jed Bartlet Again (but for real this time)

We sincerely doubt Archie Bunker would have anything to do with the fictional US president of the television drama The West Wing, but oh, the rest of us should be so lucky...

Maureen O'Dowd's NY Times column from last Saturday has Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing, imagining what a meeting between the now retired former POTUS and Sen. Barack Obama would be like:

BARACK OBAMA knocks on the front door of a 300-year-old New Hampshire farmhouse while his Secret Service detail waits in the driveway. The door opens and OBAMA is standing face to face with former President JED BARTLET.

BARTLET Senator.

OBAMA Mr. President.

BARTLET You seem startled.

OBAMA I didn’t expect you to answer the door yourself.

BARTLET I didn’t expect you to be getting beat by John McCain and a LancĂ´me rep who thinks “The Flintstones” was based on a true story, so let’s call it even.


Man, I miss The West Wing...the rest of the Bartlet/Obama meeting is here.

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