Life Imitating Fiction Watch (II)
December 22, 2008
Quoth Rod Dreher, in my favorite 2009 prediction yet:
“I predict President Obama’s going to spend 2009 chain-smoking.”
My immediate reaction, as one who spent an hour a week for seven years watching The West Wing: if it talks like a Bartlet, and has advisors like a Bartlet, and smokes like a Bartlet…
Barack Obama. Brought to you by Aaron Sorkin and the millions of television viewers who took refuge in a make-believe world where everything, in the end, turns out alright.