Summer Blockbuster

In a summer where every movie is a rehash or remake or just unremarkable. There is a really entertaining true story unfolding.

The Cast:

The anti-hero ALA Tony Soprano. A powerful, secretive and anger ridden head figure. Played by Karl Rove.
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The bought and paid for politician. Played by George W. Bush.
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The male prostitute turned planted patsy, played by Jeff Gannon.
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The investigator, played by Patrick Fitzgerald
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The journalism martyrs, Judith Miller and Mathew Cooper.
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The ‘deny it all’ public stump played by Robert Novak
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Extras and scene dressings played by fanatical wingnuts:
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Inspired by true events…


FADE IN:

INT. INTERROGATION ROOM – DAY/NIGHT

Journalist, JUDITH MILLER sits in this dimly lit room with PATRICK FITZGERALD.

PATRICK
Turn over your sources! I have a subpoena Ms. Miller.
If you don’t comply you’re going to jail.

JUDITH
Well then, it looks like I’m going to jail –
because I’m not talking.

PATRICK
Who leaked Plame’s identity?

JUDITH
I want to be put in the federal prison
camp for women in Danbury, Connecticut.

PATRICK
Just turn over your emails.

JUDITH
Can’t do it.

PATRICK
We can protect you.

JUDITH
Protect me? Who do you think you’re going to
protect me from? You don’t know how far this goes!
How are you going to keep me safe from them?
If they can bypass the constitution what makes
you think they can’t get to me?

CUT TO:

INT. PRESS ROOM – DAY

JEFF GANNON speaks from the podium to a host of journalists and reporters snapping photos.

JEFF GANNON
The identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame
was common knowledge and therefor not an act
of treason. As a journalist from Talon News I was
privy to the same information as Robert Novak.
We at no time, thought it was classified information,
therefor no crime has been committed.

REPORTER
Mr. Gannon, why did you choose
the name Bull Dog as your male
prostitute pseudonym?

The press people SNICKER. Jeff appears agitated.

JEFF GANNON
This press conference is over.
CUT TO:

INT. OVAL OFFICE – NIGHT

This is a secret meeting between KARL ROVE and his president GEORGE BUSH.

GEORGE
We’re in for it this time, Rover ‘ol buddy.
They know about Jeff Gannon,
Downing Street, Yellow cake Uranium, Novak,
No-bid contracts. The dots are all
connecting themselves. How am
I, I mean who ever I hire, going
to write this chapter of my autobiography?

KARL
You keep saying you’re a uniter not a divider
and ‘unite’ the supreme court and none of this
will ever carry water.

GEORGE
But- but–

KARL
Trust me, George. I can handle this.

CUT TO:

MONTAGE:
a) An aerial shot of a somber pro-choice march gathering in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
a) A pro-life rally stands in front of the supreme court building and ERUPTS in CHEERS.

All the President’s Men has nothing on this drama…Stay tuned.

4 Comments Summer Blockbuster

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  2. BLOTT

    Frightening premise, where in your deranged mind did you find this jewel of imagination. Thanks for the critical look, tying headlines together the way that you do.
    I would love to read the complete rough draft… I know a guy… and he’s got this in with a producer’s asst. I’ll totally make the call, this could be huge.

  3. pete

    Thank you for writing about the things I refused to get involved in. I’m gonna go ahead and write more about pussy and women and negative self image on my site,,,,

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