In a summer where every movie is a rehash or remake or just unremarkable. There is a really entertaining true story unfolding.
The anti-hero ALA Tony Soprano. A powerful, secretive and anger ridden head figure. Played by Karl Rove.
The bought and paid for politician. Played by George W. Bush.
The male prostitute turned planted patsy, played by Jeff Gannon.
The investigator, played by Patrick Fitzgerald
The journalism martyrs, Judith Miller and Mathew Cooper.
The ‘deny it all’ public stump played by Robert Novak
Extras and scene dressings played by fanatical wingnuts:
Inspired by true events…
INT. INTERROGATION ROOM – DAY/NIGHT
Journalist, JUDITH MILLER sits in this dimly lit room with PATRICK FITZGERALD.
Turn over your sources! I have a subpoena Ms. Miller.
If you don’t comply you’re going to jail.
Well then, it looks like I’m going to jail –
because I’m not talking.
Who leaked Plame’s identity?
I want to be put in the federal prison
camp for women in Danbury, Connecticut.
Just turn over your emails.
Can’t do it.
We can protect you.
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?
INT. PRESS ROOM – DAY
JEFF GANNON speaks from the podium to a host of journalists and reporters snapping photos.
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.
Mr. Gannon, why did you choose
the name Bull Dog as your male
The press people SNICKER. Jeff appears agitated.
This press conference is over.
INT. OVAL OFFICE – NIGHT
This is a secret meeting between KARL ROVE and his president GEORGE BUSH.
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?
You keep saying you’re a uniter not a divider
and ‘unite’ the supreme court and none of this
will ever carry water.
Trust me, George. I can handle this.
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.