Sunday, October 22, 2006

Another thrilling episode of 'Stuff I Wouldn't Dare Make Up'

Is this a sign that folks at the Republican National Committee are growing desperate? Or scared? Either way, it plays like something from The Daily Show. Or maybe even an outtake from The Groove Tube. All of which reminds me: Several years back, while I interviewed scriptwriter William Goldman during the Toronto Film Festival premiere of The Princess Bride, we drifted into a brief conversation about satire. And we agreed that, given the way the world was working, it must be getting ever-more-difficult, if not impossible, for a writer to invent anything more absurd than real life. That was back in 1987. Looks like satire is an even tougher gig these days.

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