I was out of it yesterday, not that I'm exactly plugged into the news or anything, but when the alarm went off this morning I heard Ray Suarez say Scott McClellan had criticized John Murtha for "endorsing the policy positions of Michael Moore"(?) Did I hear that right? "Michael Moore is fat" is now the official level of discourse from The Greatest Nation on Earth? Really?
Or is this the start of a whole new rhetorical trend? "We can't allow this issue to become mired in the sticky sentimentality of a Taylor Hackford"? "The times call for start contrast, not the lambent prissiness of a Merchant-Ivory"? "The French position may look attractive, but we don't think Americans will have any patience for this mise-en-scene shit"? Is it time to fire back that Murtha has displayed Gregg Toland-esque depth of focus, or that he's breathed new life into the moribund war drama genre?
Or how 'bout this: Scotty, you're box office poison, sweetheart. Maybe what you guys need is to check out the view from the top of the HOLLYWOOD sign.