President Bartlet And The Bible


Last week Barack Obama presented an example of what we could hear from a president who is capable of writing and expressing ideas, as opposed to echoing the views of the far right or triangulating their views based upon the latest polls. As we have lacked such ability from a president during the Bush/Clinton dynasty the closes we had came from an imaginary White House on The West Wing.  As we choose a real president this year, there is much to learn from this fictitious example. Here’s the first in a series of examples from the pilot episode of The West Wing.

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    Ryan says:

    I need to rent that series on DVD. I’m going to try to go to this “simulcast event” at my local theater this week.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    I already own the DVD’s for the entire series. I’ve watched a number of the older shows which have blurred in my memory and am sure I’ll watch more episodes over the years.

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    Kyle E. Moore says:

    I actually have the collector’s edition box set, very beautiful, by the way. It’s done up in this very official blue file case with a magnetic clasp and the presidential seal in silver on the cover. Even the folders that the dvd’s are in are done up like official folders complete with tabs.

    Ah, I got off on a tangent. All I wanted to say was that I get a little depressed watching that show because it seems every episode there’s at least one part where I start asking, “When do we get a REAL president like that?”

    I wish I could remember who did it now, but there was one blogger after the speech who said, “If Aaron Sorkin was writing this election year, Obama would have just won the whole thing.”


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