Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Case of the.... 24 - Episode 7-14

Does anybody remember the episode of The Simpsons where Homer becomes Bart’s peewee football coach, and to show that he’s a loving, supportive father, he puts his son in all the best positions and refuses to recognize that he can do any wrong? Well that’s basically how President Taylor is acting right now with her daughter. While watching the show, almost on a weekly basis, my dad turns to me and jokingly says, “That’s why we can’t have a woman President.” He’s kidding, of course, but can you possibly imagine David Palmer – hell, even WAYNE Palmer – agreeing to make an idiotic statement in a highly important national address so that he doesn’t hurt his child’s feelings? Yeah, didn’t think so.


Kyle Litke said...

I haven't been watching but I'm curious, what did the President say so as not to hurt someone's feelings?

Matt Basilo said...

Basically she had just reconciled with her daughter, and immediately appointed her to a high powered position in her cabinet (despite the fact that she had leaked harmful information about her mother's opponent during the campaign).

This season there was a siege on the White House, where a lot of people died. The President was going to address the nation to assure everybody that the issue had been resolved, and her daughter told her she thinks she should use this opportunity to talk about how this is a triumph for their cause. The President knew it was an inappropriate time to be bragging, but agreed to it anyway.