Monday, March 10, 2008

A Tonic for Today's Politics.

If you find yourself suffering from Election 2008 Fatigue, we suggest you watch John Ford's adaptation of the Edwin O'Connor novel "The Last Hurrah". Loosely based on the adventures of legendary Boston mayor James Curley, Ford's movie will make you smile and cry and wish for the days of a simpler and "honester" politics. Pay particular attention to character actor O.Z. Whitehead, who nearly steals the film as the nitwit son of blueblood banker Basil Rathbone.

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