I really had no intention at all of saying anything about the national embarrassment that was the so-called “Fiscal Cliff” negotiations.
But this morning, a friend of mine posted a tweet that refreshingly reframed the whole sad tale of governmental dysfunction into something I could nibble at:
Thinking of the whole nightmare as a bad B-Movie opened up wonderful satirical opportunities, so I replied, my friend replied, and here’s the whole conversation:
Me: “@TomMINT: Coming This March!! #FISCALCLIFF Part Duex – the debt limit” I hope they spice up the casting for this one.
@TomMINT: @FishandBicycles no kidding! Casting get on it!
Me: @TomMINT Samuel L. Jackson as Obama!
@TomMINT: @FishandBicycles as Obama said to Romney “please continue”, I’m at a loss.
Me: @TomMINT Bryan Cranston as John Boehner, Scooby Doo as Harry Reid, Thurston Howell III as Mitch McConnell, Kristen Wiig as Nancy Pelosi…
Me: @TomMINT Michael Hogan, who played Colonel Saul Tigh on Battlestar Galactica, as Joe Biden, Philip Seymour Hoffman as Grover Norquist…
@TomMINT: @FishandBicycles well done! Now we need a script that’s more believable.