Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Bartlet to Obama: "A Bad Night to Have a Bad Night"

Just over four years ago, The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin imagined what a meeting between his fictional president Josiah Bartlet and then-candidate Barack Obama might go like in the final stretch of that campaign. Well, Sorkin was clearly nonplussed by the aftermath of last Wednesday's debate, but rather than stew about it, he took to his keyboard at the prodding of New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and posited a follow-up to that previous scene, this time imagining an aggravated Bartlet laying into Obama's listless performance and unwillingness to call out untruths. I've said it before, and I'll never get tired of saying it again: I really miss The West Wing.

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