WSJ Turns Comic-al

July 25, 2008 at 3:40 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments
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The Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Klavan :

A cry for help goes out from a city beleaguered by violence and fear: A beam of light flashed into the night sky, the dark symbol of a bat projected onto the surface of the racing clouds . . .

Oh, wait a minute. That’s not a bat, actually. In fact, when you trace the outline with your finger, it looks kind of like . . . a “W.”

There seems to me no question that the Batman film “The Dark Knight,” currently breaking every box office record in history, is at some level a paean of praise to the fortitude and moral courage that has been shown by George W. Bush in this time of terror and war. Like W, Batman is vilified and despised for confronting terrorists in the only terms they understand. Like W, Batman sometimes has to push the boundaries of civil rights to deal with an emergency, certain that he will re-establish those boundaries when the emergency is past.



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  1. The WSJ seriously needs to get their tongue out of Bush’s ass. Comparing him to Batman? WTF!

  2. The problem with that analogy is Batman is a fictional private citizen using make believe technology while Bush is the actual leader of our country using real armies/police action.

    Also taken from the article

    Why is it, indeed, that the conservative values that power our defense — values like morality, faith, self-sacrifice and the nobility of fighting for the right — only appear in fantasy or comic-inspired films like “300,” “Lord of the Rings,” “Narnia,” “Spiderman 3” and now “The Dark Knight”?

    Lol, especially Spiderman 3; ewwww.

  3. They do not have their tongue anywhere.

    Here’s a hint for you Dem’s, slamming him and demeaning his character will cost you this election, just like in 2004. Keep it up.

  4. D-Rock, first one must have character in order for it to be demeaned. And maybe you should see how badly attacking Bush worked out for the Democratic party in 2006, and keep in mind that Bush is even less popular this year. Attacking Bush, the Bush administration, and any politician or policy that remotely resembles anything this administration has done, is a sure fire winner for Democrats. Herpes is more popular than Bush at this point.

  5. “Herpes is more popular than Bush at this point.”

    But not the US Congress.

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