Casting “Fiscal Cliff: Part II”

wile-e-coyoteI 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…

@TomMINT: @FishandBicycles maybe this other Jim Backus character would work for McConnell:

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.

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