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Piffle in Chief

By on 11.8.05 | 9:23PM

I forced myself to watch the Geena Davis/Donald Sutherland "Commander in Chief" tonight. I expected to hate it, but was simply bored. Martin Sheen's "West Wing" was outrageously liberal, a Clinton-without-Monica idealized leftie White House. But the White House I watched tonight was just dull. The Geena Davis president is alternately a helpless woman surrounded by Cro-Magnon males scheming to destroy her and the all-powerful Sensitive President, doing good for the poor and downtrodden. It is trivial in an ultimate sense. It's the White House equivalent of decaf coffee. Like the lady at my favorite Starbucks calls the decaf, it's a "why bother?"

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