Frontier Former Editor

March 22, 2007

Random thoughts, as so many of mine are . . . .

Filed under: dumbasses, free govt. stuff, invertebrates, lapdogs, politics, scumbags, sociopathy — Frontier Former Editor @ 1:42 pm

Tony Snow must either be clinically schizophrenic or totally without backbone.

Or both.

 I’ve watched at least three interviews with the blithering idiot this morning as he engages on his own Magical Mystery Tour to explain exactly how that keeping White House staffers out from under the encumbrances of sworn testimony on the record will serve the cause of giving the American public the truth about its government.

Snow’s performance, and the assertions of his handlers, reminded me less than vaguely of Christina Aguilera’s own PR tour a few months ago when she did interviews by not allowing interviewers to face her or to ask anything other than pre-approved questions or to deviate from that script.

 Tony Snow. What a schmuck.

 And, while tangentially related only by current circumstances, I finally sat down last week and watched “Remains of the Day.” If so many people are enthralled by Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter, they’re missing something even more striking in his quiet, painful depiction of the conflict between loyalty and morality and ethics.

Hey Tony! Go watch a movie, if you get my meaning.

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6 Comments »

  1. I completely agree with you on the Tony Hopkins thing. Since gaining fame as Hannibal he’s rather sold his birthright. And as Harris writes worse books, so his characterization disintegrates.

    Check out the William Petersen film “Manhunter” if you haven’t already. Compare it to the Norton/Hopkins “Red Dragon”. I feel sure you’ll enjoy it more.

    But I’d rather be trapped in an elevator with him than Tony Snow, who is clearly more delusional than a busload of Woodstock-bound hippies. The very fact of his continued performance as straight-man for an administration so deep into farce indicates that he has grand delusions about what he’s doing.

    Any half-decent PR flack with an ethical ounce in his body would by now have thrown his briefing notes into the air and screamed:
    It’s all LIES!

    Comment by Metro — March 22, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

  2. Saw ‘Manhunter’ years ago – Brian Cox was delightful in his own way, but I enjoyed Norton’s Will Graham more than Petersen’s. They could have done more with Hopkins in Red Dragon, though, I agree.

    Snow seems to buy into the Bush ‘our thing’ even more with his frequent choice of pinstripe suits. Is it a subliminal ‘consigliere’ complex? He’s still far too intellectually lightweight to be more than a bush league Lord Haw Haw, though.

    As for presidential press secretaries, we need another Ron Nessen.

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — March 22, 2007 @ 4:57 pm

  3. there’s a scene in remains of the day that still stays with me… anthony hopkins is holding a book close to his chest and refuses to let Emma Thompson see what it is. his face conveys such longing yet he still can’t do it *sigh*
    it’s almost unbearably moving…

    Comment by nursemyra — March 23, 2007 @ 6:52 am

  4. I should have named this post “A Tale of Two Tonys” – dignity under the most undignified circumstances one one hand and persistent shillery on the other.

    I always cringed when hearing people say they’d like to be some movie actor, but if I ever said that, I’d have to say “I wish I was Anthony Hopkins” or maybe “I wish I was Peter O’Toole”

    Take THAT to the psychiatrist!

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — March 23, 2007 @ 12:22 pm

  5. ok the psychiatrist is here. now tell me why exactly…..

    Comment by nursemyra — March 25, 2007 @ 12:50 am

  6. to explain why someone of Welsh, French, German and Huguenot extraction would want to be Peter O’Toole, of course

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — March 25, 2007 @ 2:53 am


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