West Wing Flys Left Wing...
NBC treaded into dangerous waters by blurring reality and fiction yet one more pixel. Tonight's episode of the "West Wing" starring hot & spicy Jimmy Smits as the latin Texas liberal - Matt Santos (that's a cool name huh?) vs. the ugly, old, grumpy white guy - Alan Alda as Arnie Vinick (that name, which should remind you of your old, polish uncle who sexually molested you at age 5 at the family picnic). The only thing NBC's "please watch us! We're cooler than the Comedy Channel - really!"
attempt did tonight was galvanize the red and blue states deeper into their out-dated ideals while taking a shot at gathering as many Cheeto-eating couch potatos for the liberal side it can for '08. Believe me! I'm open-minded when it comes to creative programming and I'm not even a hard-core Republican anymore (see my future post about being a libertarian), but I think tonight's broadcast is both irresponsible as well as unethical. NBC should be ashamed of its over-the-top attempt at dismantling the current administration in a very slick, contrived and unfair manner. Shame on you NBC... shame. At this rate anyhow, Jimmy Smits appears to be the Democratic frontrunner for '08.
"Hola! Two burritos in every pot!"