The new ‘Entertainment Comfort Plus’ gives me access to some English channels and there was me zapping through the channels and stumbling into the second half of ‘Bob Roberts’, starring Tim Robbins. Some thought that Roberts, the “conservative rebel”, was based on a particular politician. However, Robbins himself says that the film is related to the system in general rather than any particular politician.
Not an outstanding film, it does, nevertheless, provoke thought, with Gore Vidal, who plays Robert’s adversary in the fictitious senatorial race in Pennsylvania, the incumbent Democrat, Brickley Paiste, saying that Roberts is basically a front and that the country is secretly controlled by the ‘National Security Agency’. Well, we won’t be going down that “conspiracy theory” path now as it is getting late and I want to watch Obama stopping all the speculation when he tells us exactly how many extra troops are going to be needed in Afghanistan to “win” the war.
Oh, interesting too was Bob’s slogan during his campaign in Pennsylvania; “pride” and there was me watching the fictive messiah’s disciples screaming off their little heads and shouting “pride, pride, pride” and there was my mind wandering back to Obama’s campaign and what was it again? That’s right, “hope”. Anyway, got to go and it is time to see what hope the hype man is going to offer us tonight.