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Commander-In-Chief Geena Davis

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 6:53 am - September 28, 2005.
Filed under: General,Movies/Film & TV

As Doc Brown said in the Back to the Future movies when told Ronald Reagan was President in the future…. “Ha! What next, Jack Benny for Secretary of the Treasury?” With Geena Davis as President, do we get Susan Sarandon as Secretary of State?

Chad at Cake or Death has a spot-on review of the new ABC TV drama.

Against my better judgment, I also watched the show knowing full well that one of the writers/consultants is none other than Satan’s sister, Eleanor “Screech” Clift. Since I’m lazy, I’m glad Chad captured many of the thoughts I would have written this morning.

The issue here isn’t really the fact that a chick is running the show, it’s how she got the job. A Republican candidate with a 40% approval rating chooses an “independent” female as a running mate to up his poll numbers. Not based on merit. Not based on experience. She’s got a pair of fun-pillows and a hoo-ha. He then makes the mistake of having a brain aneurysm and dies.

Okay, I doubt I would have used the word “hoo-ha.”

Anyway, I really *wanted* to like the show. Otherwise I wouldn’t have wasted an hour of my time last night. Or I would have watched “House” on FOX, a much better drama.

‘Commander’ just stretched the realm of believeability from start to finish. Not that a woman would be President. I actually believe it will happen in the next two or three election cycles, in fact. But every other part of the show was just eye-rollingly ridiculous. An ‘independent’ former Member of Congress-then Chancellor of a university has a right-wing…. teenage daughter? The nasty (but great character) right-wing Speaker of the House winkingly shuts down Geena’s TelePrompter during her first speech to Congress? Come on.

“The West Wing” is also not exactly a bastion of conservative values on television. But it has been at times very well written, and most importantly, believeable.

I hate to make predictions because I’m pretty bad at it. But I don’t think Geena will be in the Oval Office for long.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)



  1. Eleanor Clift is a writer for this? A more despicable left-wing media whore would be harder to find.

    Comment by Redhand — September 28, 2005 @ 7:03 am - September 28, 2005

  2. Is it because she’s a lesbian?

    Comment by V the K — September 28, 2005 @ 7:14 am - September 28, 2005

  3. Uggg… and the thing is the show had moments of promise… you could see an almost good show just on the cusp of what they were writing

    Comment by Larry Bernard — September 28, 2005 @ 8:10 am - September 28, 2005

  4. Let’s hope Geena’s character fares better than her previous outings.
    Although I thought she was great in Quick Change with Bill Murray, and of course I loved her body as Larry in Fletch.

    Comment by ColoradoPatriot — September 28, 2005 @ 8:45 am - September 28, 2005

  5. Speaking of commanders-in-chief, why was gay patriot down for two days?

    Comment by rightwingprof — September 28, 2005 @ 10:01 am - September 28, 2005

  6. Jeesh, people. Clift’s husband just died earlier this month. Have a little respect. You can attack her work, but this is just petty to attack her personally.

    Comment by Gregg — September 28, 2005 @ 10:32 am - September 28, 2005

  7. “Screech” Clift? Never heard her called that before, but – how accurate!!!

    Comment by Craig — September 28, 2005 @ 11:18 am - September 28, 2005

  8. #5 – Why would GP (or anyone) know or care about Clift’s private family status, until you brought it up?

    And if she has chosen to inject herself into the public arena with some way-out stuff that is nasty to many – why would something from her personal life make her exempt from blowback?

    Comment by joe — September 28, 2005 @ 11:51 am - September 28, 2005

  9. What’s wrong with “hoo-ha”?

    Comment by Chad — September 28, 2005 @ 12:42 pm - September 28, 2005

  10. In next week’s episode her House Majority Leader gets indicted…… What will Geena do?

    Comment by Sassy — September 28, 2005 @ 2:25 pm - September 28, 2005

  11. Tom Delay has been indicted and this drivel of a conversation is going on.

    Comment by chandler in hollywood — September 28, 2005 @ 3:12 pm - September 28, 2005

  12. And David Dreier is set to replace him. Does it get any better than that?
    Great gay in the morning, we ARE everywhere.

    Comment by chandler in hollywood — September 28, 2005 @ 3:15 pm - September 28, 2005

  13. Duh Chandler – Michelle Malkin or FOXNEws hasn’t told us what to say yet……

    Comment by One Down.... — September 28, 2005 @ 3:17 pm - September 28, 2005

  14. No. 12, “One Down…”, (and what a great moniker that is), you say Mad Malkin and Faux News haven’t weighed in. Maybe they haven’t, but other wingnuts have and the line goes like this: “The Atty Gen is on a political witchhunt and this is much ado about nothing.” A couple of Gay Patriots are already on the case in lower threads.

    Know what’s going to be real fun, though — when you’re “Two Down…” next week/week after, and then when you’re “Three Down…” a month or so later. Better yet, when you’re “Touchdown”, know what I mean?

    Comment by Queer Patriot — September 28, 2005 @ 4:08 pm - September 28, 2005

  15. It doesn’t seem to have bothered Democrats a bit.

    Since we all know, Queer Patriot, that your only concern is corruption of the election finance system, when can we expect your diatribe and demand that Pelosi step down for something for which she was found guilty, especially with all the effort you are putting into an accusation against DeLay?

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — September 28, 2005 @ 5:08 pm - September 28, 2005

  16. #10

    Because we’re aware of the hack running the prosecution has a history of misusing his position for partisan politics. Plus, we’re also aware of his failure in prosecuting Hutchison, Bullock etc.

    There’s nothing to discuss about liberal ass clowns who can’t win at the polls so they have to pull this kind of BS. As usual, the left is singing the same song, but they don’t even have a new verse.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 28, 2005 @ 5:11 pm - September 28, 2005

  17. I understand that The Apprentice – Martha Stewart” also tanked, thank goodness. She must have learned her phrase, “You don’t fit in here” in prison

    Comment by PatriotMom — September 28, 2005 @ 5:35 pm - September 28, 2005

  18. Never saw the show ( I don’t watch all that much TV ) but I’ve heard a couple mentions of “You don’t fit in here” and the first time I thought it was a joke, slamming Martha… but this was the actual *real* dismissal on her show? Was there not even *one* lowly gaffer around to explain the cringe factor of that phrase? Custodian? Make-up girl?

    Comment by Synova — September 28, 2005 @ 5:42 pm - September 28, 2005

  19. As long as there’s Law & Order (or Racism in liberal speak), I’m happy.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 28, 2005 @ 6:27 pm - September 28, 2005

  20. #15 — Interesting, isn’t it, that people who spent most of the 1990’s telling us that shady campiagn contributions from Chinese Communists, Buddhist temples, and sleepovers in the Lincoln Bedroom were no big deal have suddenly discovered their outrage?

    Comment by V the K — September 28, 2005 @ 7:02 pm - September 28, 2005

  21. #16 – PatriotMom – THAT was some funny sh… stuff!! LOL!!

    Comment by MiKell — September 28, 2005 @ 7:09 pm - September 28, 2005

  22. Redhand (#1)-

    Eleanor Clift is a writer for this? A more despicable left-wing media whore would be harder to find.

    Actually, in this case it would be easy to find one. Helen Thomas co-wrote it. 🙂

    Comment by Clint — September 28, 2005 @ 7:11 pm - September 28, 2005

  23. #15
    Nonsense, he has prosecuted more Texas Democrats than Republicans. The first thing out of a properly goosestepping right wingers mouth is that ANYTIME they are attacked is to attack the reputation of the attacker. That may get plenty of Republicans acquitted of date rape but it wont fly here.

    Comment by chandler in hollywood — September 28, 2005 @ 7:35 pm - September 28, 2005

  24. And how many convictions of Republicans does he have, Chunder?

    You know about getting acquitted of a date rape charge?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 28, 2005 @ 7:43 pm - September 28, 2005

  25. Ronnie Earle, slayer of Democrats
    by kos
    Wed Sep 28th, 2005 at 10:57:13 PDT
    Ronnie Earle:

    While Earle is an elected Democrat, as Media Matters for America has previously noted, a June 17 editorial in the Houston Chronicle commended his work: “During his long tenure, Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle has prosecuted many more Democratic officials than Republicans. The record does not support allegations that Earle is prone to partisan witch hunts.” This assertion supports Earle’s own claim about his record; a March 6 article in the El Paso Times reported: “Earle says local prosecution is fundamental and points out that 11 of the 15 politicians he has prosecuted over the years were Democrats.”

    And we’re not talking minor Democrats, either. His biggest targets:

    U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, 1994: Acquitted of official misconduct and records tampering after Earle dropped the case during the trial.

    Former state Rep. Betty Denton, D-Waco, 1995: Sentenced to six months probation and fined $2,000 for listing false loans and contributions on campaign finance reports.

    Former state Rep. Lane Denton, D-Waco, 1995: Sentenced to 60 days in work-release program and six years probation, fined $6,000 and ordered to pay more than $67,000 restitution after being convicted of theft and misapplication of fiduciary property for funneling money from the Department of Public Safety Officers Association to a Denton company.

    House Speaker Gib Lewis, D-Fort Worth, 1992: In plea bargain, Earle dropped more serious charges when Lewis pleaded no contest to failing to disclose a business investment. Lewis was fined $2,000, and the judge said he took into consideration that Lewis was retiring from public office.

    Attorney General Jim Mattox, Democrat, 1985: Acquitted on felony bribery charges. Won re-election.

    State Rep. Mike Martin, R-Longview, 1982: Pleaded guilty to perjury after lying about having himself shot to gain publicity. Did not run for re-election.

    State Treasurer Warren Harding, Democrat, 1982: Pleaded no contest to official misconduct and dropped re-election bid.

    Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Yarbrough, Democrat, 1978: Sentenced to five years for lying to a grand jury and forgery. Gave up seat.

    So his highest profile prosecutions include a Democratic state supreme court justice, a Democratic attorney general, a Democratic state treasurer, and a Democratic speaker of the Texas House.

    Remember that as Earle is smeared as a partisan Democrat.

    Comment by chandler in hollywood — September 28, 2005 @ 7:58 pm - September 28, 2005

  26. I can understand having issues with the premise of the show, reality, etc., but what’s this about “chicks, “funpillows” and “a hoo-ha”? This site talks about lesbian supporters of President Bush. I’m finding it hard to get past the outright attack on women in power these statements portray.

    And by the way….the teleprompter bit on the show was from real life – a Republican adversary of Bill Clinton’s did that to him once. Art imitating life…

    Comment by Kevin — September 28, 2005 @ 8:43 pm - September 28, 2005

  27. Interesting, isn’t it, that people who spent most of the 1990’s telling us that shady campiagn contributions from Chinese Communists, Buddhist temples, and sleepovers in the Lincoln Bedroom were such a big deal have suddenly lost their outrage?

    Who said that? Look above.

    Comment by Queer Patriot — September 28, 2005 @ 8:47 pm - September 28, 2005

  28. Chandler, in No. 24, thanks for posting that record for the Queer Patriots here to chew on. Watch the strange silence that befalls the place with that set of facts.

    Comment by Queer Patriot — September 28, 2005 @ 8:49 pm - September 28, 2005

  29. “Facts” from Kos?

    Oh that’s rich.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 28, 2005 @ 10:04 pm - September 28, 2005

  30. BTW, Chunder, why don’t you explain why Earle has dropped charges against companies that made the donations after they promissed to donate to his little pet projects.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 28, 2005 @ 10:34 pm - September 28, 2005

  31. I may be all alone, Bruce, but I kind of enjoyed “Commander in Chief”. Except for college football and the three “Law and Order” series, I seldom watch the major networks. But I was intrigued by the premise of “Commander in Chief” and was not disappointed. I plan to watch it again, but that’s not a guarantee I won’t tire of it.

    As for liberal Eleanor Clift being a consultant (and possibly a writer), so what! She certainly knows the White House layout and how Washington works. If some liberal bias slips into the storylines, most of us are intelligent enough to separate propaganda from entertainment.

    Comment by Jack L. Allen — September 28, 2005 @ 10:51 pm - September 28, 2005

  32. I think the “First Husband” role will be an interesting character to develop, if the show lasts. So far, it’s looking like Commander in Chief will revolve more around the issues of a President’s family or maybe the life of a career politician, where West Wing is much more issues oriented. That’s strictly a guess, but I don’t see where else the show can go.

    I wish them luck.

    Comment by Jay Croce — September 28, 2005 @ 11:32 pm - September 28, 2005

  33. #28

    Comment by chandler in hollywood — September 29, 2005 @ 3:32 am - September 29, 2005

  34. #32

    O.k. So while you’re not answering questions and sucking Kos’s snatch, why don’t you explain to us how those “Democrats” that you’re getting all wet over were enemies that got in his way too, Chumpler?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 29, 2005 @ 4:22 am - September 29, 2005

  35. Has anyone seen the DeLay thread anywhere here? I’ve looked in all the recent posts, but nothing.

    Comment by Queer Patriot — September 29, 2005 @ 7:05 am - September 29, 2005

  36. #26 — Thanks for confessing your hypocrisy. Now, show where I’ve said DeLay should be left alone so he can get back to doing the people’s business? Show where I’ve said the campaign finance laws shouldn’t apply to DeLay because there’s no controlling legal authority? Show where I’ve made any of the excuses the Clintonistas made for him?

    (This is the fun part about being independent; when partisan shills try to trap you and they can’t.)

    Comment by V the K — September 29, 2005 @ 7:13 am - September 29, 2005

  37. Earle went after so many Texas Democrats because Texas at the time was 99% Democrat politicians.

    Comment by syn — September 29, 2005 @ 8:44 am - September 29, 2005

  38. I’m really not interested in Ronnie Earle’s partisanship, since I’ve heard reasonable cases for both sides of that. I am just interested in the facts of the case, and what DeLay is accused of doing. He is accused, basically, of knowing about a scheme by which a Texas PAC took in corporate contributions, sent them to the national committee, and got the same amount of money back on the same day. Is that laundering corporate money? I don’t know. I note he’s not accused in the indictment of doing that, but only of knowing about it. And if it is money laundering, it’s also SOP for both parties.

    It seems to me that the process DeLay is accused of knowing about is somewhat less offensive than taking money from Chinese Communists, laundering money through a Buddhist temple, making explicitly illegal fundraising calls from the White House, renting out the Lincoln bedroom, or selling pardons. But again, that’s just a personal opinion.

    Comment by V the K — September 29, 2005 @ 9:09 am - September 29, 2005

  39. The Washington Post is also skeptical of the merits of the indictment.

    Comment by V the K — September 29, 2005 @ 9:39 am - September 29, 2005

  40. And have we forgotten Jim Wright? And Senator Bensen selling access to Sen Dem leaders at breakfast for $10k a person? MikeyD, Al Gore, TeddyK, and BabsBoxer have all done the same thing DeLay is accused of –the outrage from the Left is so hollow, so shallow, it will not resonate beyond the kos’ and of the world.

    Their game isn’t truth: it’s gaining momentary political advantage by lsur and trashing. It comes from learning lessons from the Hollywood tabloids trashing stars. And that’s a poor substitute for leadership or ideas.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — September 29, 2005 @ 10:43 am - September 29, 2005

  41. No. 35, it’s pretty clear where the hypocrisy lies, evidence your No. 19, which was just plain too easy poke fun at. And, the Dallas Morning News today is not skeptical, simply saying here…

    …that it’s now all about the facts. So, let’s see what they are. If he didn’t violate Texas law, let him go back to the House and continue being a lightning rod for Democrats right on through the ’06 elections (which, I’m sure you recognize, would be the best possible outcome for Dems at this point, who’ll have him on an ethics charge). If he did violate law, let’s see him in chains, busting rocks.

    Can No. 36 provide any evidence to support her RNC talking point that “Earle went after so many Texas Democrats because Texas at the time was 99% Democrat politicians”? Please specify exactly when, in the past 20 years, Texas ever “99% Democrat”.

    Comment by Queer Patriot — September 29, 2005 @ 10:58 am - September 29, 2005

  42. I am thinking this might backfire on the Democrats, if the conservative base gets angry enough. One reason Bush’s approval numbers have been tanking isn’t because more people are turning into moonbats, it’s because conservatives are angry about spending and the listlessness of the agenda. However, if DeLay is successful at selling the indictment to the base as a partisan witch hunt (helped on by a few insane over-the-top statements from the always-reliable Howard Dean), the base … part of it anyway… might rally.

    But, hey, what do I know? The most popular thread on my own blog is the one making fun of a morbidly obese moonbat war protester. So, my political opinions are not that credible.

    Comment by V the K — September 29, 2005 @ 11:58 am - September 29, 2005

  43. (which, I’m sure you recognize, would be the best possible outcome for Dems at this point, who’ll have him on an ethics charge).

    Oh, please, please, PLEASE do….can’t wait to see Nancy Pelosi screaming about unethical campaign financing.

    This is becoming more delicious by the minute…..a shaky indictment by a Democratic puppet which has an excellent chance of being overturned….followed by screams about ethics from a moonbat who herself has been caught and punished for deliberate violations of campaign finance law….right in the middle of the leftist aneurysms over Bush’s next Supreme Court choice, who will be completely and totally opposed by the Democrats no matter what his/her views.

    It’s the gathering perfect storm……a way to show going into the 2006 elections that the Democrats are the party of false accusers, hypocrites, and obstructionists whose only concern is power.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — September 29, 2005 @ 12:23 pm - September 29, 2005

  44. #36
    So if he were a partisan Democrat he would have passed on the Democratic indictments and only prosecuted Republicans. Thanks for proving the point that he is nonpartisan.

    Comment by chandler in hollywood — September 29, 2005 @ 1:33 pm - September 29, 2005

  45. #33
    Just reading the word snatch makes me chuckle.
    And not onlt is The Hammer thread nonexistant but the Abramoff and The Indians thread, the Abramoff and the Cruise line thread and my favorite, Abramoff and Ralphie Reed thread.

    No, more about Geena Davis, more about Hollywood!

    Comment by chandler in hollywood — September 29, 2005 @ 1:39 pm - September 29, 2005

  46. So if he were a partisan Democrat he would have passed on the Democratic indictments and only prosecuted Republicans. Thanks for proving the point that he is nonpartisan.

    Let’s put it this way, Chandler….Earle did everything he could to avoid prosecuting those Democrats, until it became beyond embarrassing in the newspapers. When it comes to Republicans, he’s the biggest media whore in Travis County — and that takes some serious work.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — September 29, 2005 @ 2:16 pm - September 29, 2005

  47. Oh, I forgot the “Frist going to Camp Cupcake” thread!

    Alex: Will it be Insider trading for six million dollars, or lying about insider trading for six month?

    I’ll take Insider trading for six, Alex.

    Comment by chandler in hollywood — September 29, 2005 @ 5:03 pm - September 29, 2005

  48. #46

    What a freaking Chump.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 30, 2005 @ 1:28 am - September 30, 2005

  49. #46
    A chump is someone who has been duped.
    That is why your reply is ironic.

    Comment by chandler in hollywood — September 30, 2005 @ 7:34 pm - September 30, 2005

  50. #47
    A dyslexic is someone that wrongfully ref’s his own post #46 for #47.
    Lord how I wish I was as perfect as the Republicans on this blog.

    Comment by chandler in hollywood — September 30, 2005 @ 7:37 pm - September 30, 2005

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