I think my generation will agree with me when I say that the greatest president this country has had in the past 30 years has been Jed Bartlet. Fictional or not, the man led the country with valor and unrelenting patriotism, even when he was shot, or his daughter was given ecstasy and then kidnapped.
With all these shenanigans going on surrounding the debt issue, and with President Obama breaking into our primetime television to appeal to the nation, I can’t help but thinking that President Bartlet would not be standing for this nonsense. Of course, he’d let Josh and Sam duke it out over policy and the foundations of government. And Donna would get all nervous that Josh was going to finally quit and start some kind of third-party campaign. And Rizzo would be there. And CJ would try to mislead the press in some way in an attempt to stall so that the president could make the right decision before the hour was up. But there would be leadership gosh darnit!
That’s a bold statement, I know, but the show just came back for the winter season and I totally forgot how much I loved it while it was on hiatus. Don’t get me wrong, the writing is terrible and there are more blank stares between castmates than on an episode of The Hills, but this show will suck you in.
First, the entire plotline began when Allie, one of a group of five girlfriends, was killed (maybe, that’s actually still up in the air). The four remaining friends then began receiving text messages from a cryptic anonymous being that refers to themself as simply “A.” And “A” knows all of the girls’ secrets. You’re intrigued already, I can tell.
Bennie G. Thompson, photo courtesy of The Washington Post
I have this very real fear that the terrorists are going to one day use Twitter to take out Western civilization. I’ve discussed it before. No one really seems to care. And when I use the word terrorist, I don’t even really have a specific group in mind, just the notion that there are people out there who put bombs in Nissan Pathfinders/their underwear and try to blow things up.
So you can imagine how disturbed I was to receive the following e-mail this afternoon:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Homeland Security Committee Now on Twitter
November 30, 2010 (WASHINGTON) – The Committee on Homeland Security, and Chairman Thompson, have started a Twitter Account! Follow us with news updates, press releases, links, etc. @ HomelandSecCom.