Monday, July 09, 2007

Hollywood, 2007

from the venerable William Katz:

Not long ago I developed the story of a West Point cadet whose fireman father had been killed on 9-11. This was the same family President Bush praised in his 2006 West Point graduation speech. It was a service family -– a fire officer father who'd given his life, a soldier son, the soldier's brother, himself an aspiring fireman, and a mother who'd been teaching school the day her husband was killed.

I called a well-placed Hollywood power broker to get the project launched. I told him the story, and pictured the family, rightly, as the best America has. There was a long pause. Then he blurted out, "Wait a minute! Those are the people who elected BUSH!"

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