|With 72-year-old Republican nominee John McCain shocking Beltway insiders by tapping 44-year-old Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his veep pick, suddenly a portion of the "Chief" premise seems downright precognitive.|
"It's unbelievable isn't it?" said "Chief" creator Rod Lurie. "I think that Geena and I need to be paid royalties by the Republicans."
Lurie was reached by phone as he was leaving the Democratic National Convention, en route to Toronto, where he will screen his new film "Nothing but the Truth."
A Barack Obama supporter, Lurie criticized the real-life manifestation of his TV fiction.
"People who understand politics know anything is possible," he said. "Picking a woman is an absolute strategic idea from McCain's point of view. He's not talking about governing right now. The idea of this woman actually facing down [Vladimir] Putin and negotiating with [Dmitry] Medvedev is idiotic."
Feel the misogyny.
Its not like I see Obama facing down anyone much less someone like Putin or his puppet Medvy. I keep thinking of the scene in Tombstone where Wyatt Earp(Putin) slaps around the bully card dealer played by Billy Bob Thorton daring him to so something.
On a lighter note, Palin on the Craig Ferguson show from earlier this year.