Thursday, 6 November 2008

Carry On Emanuel

President-elect Barack Obama has hit the ground running by starting to assemble his new administration already. His first act of business was to approach Illinois congressman Rahm Emanuel to be his chief-of-staff. Emanuel was a former advisor to Bill Clinton and is a big-hitter in Washington but, although he has not accepted the post yet, he is unlikely to be a popular choice due to his partisan brand of politics.
What with Obama being the inspiration for The West Wing's Matthew Santos and Emanuel for Josh Lyman, one wonders how many other semi-fictional characters will be appointed to the new US cabinet. Rahm's own brother Ari is the inspiration behind Ari Gold in Entourage, and would perhaps make a good Communications Director, and how about Bob Roberts for Secretary of State?

Today's Haiku Film Review:

Dave (1993) -

Presidential lapse
Spells double jeopardy for
Amiable Dave.

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