I just heard an interesting thing as I was flipping past Sean Hannity’s show (I always flip past unless I spot a guest I am interested in).
Michelle Malkin, who is usually apt when she speaks, made a strikingly bad analogy tonight.
Hannity asked her if Pres. Obama could fight off many states passing laws along the lines of the Arizona law.
As most wonks are prone to do on TV she launched herself boldly at the question:
Well, I think that there’s a Spartacus effect here, and you remember the famous scene from the movie where Spartacus stood up and so many others stood up with him – and it was the massive effect of so many people braving "the slings and arrows" that caused an immunity, because… no, they can’t sue everybody ….
I think she forgot something really important about that movie.
You know the famous scene (without the little Shakespearean reference, of course)…
Hey Michelle. Remember what happens next?
All the rebels get crucified together with Spartacus, instead of just Spartacus alone, remember?
I wouldn’t call that immunity. Not exactly immunity.
The Obama Administration can’t sue everyone, is it?
See, Law VIII of the Fat Man’s Laws of the House of God.
Now if she was thinking instead of the original colonies hanging together, so that would not hang separately, that would be a different matter.
Which makes me remember one of the coolest themes of any show I have ever heard on TV, the beginning of the John Adams series on HBO a while back…. with that great waving "Join, Or Die" flag flapping away and the glimpse of other flags from the period.
Okay… I’m done.
Except for the fact that whenever I think of the old Spartacus movie, I get the sound and image of Tony Curtis with that heavy Bronx accent introducing himself as a poet named Antoninus, "a singher of swongs".
Okay… I am really done.