Sunday, January 22, 2006

The West (Left) Wing

Tonight, as the seven year run of The West Wing begins to run toward it's whimper-not-a-bang conclusion, President Bartlett handles a potential nuclear metldown at a California reactor. In response to this potential disaster, Bartlett takes immediate, strong Federal action and heads for California to personally serve as the disaster Czar.

This is the perfect opportunity for The West Wing. Not only to they get to bash nuclear power, they also get to contrast the strong determined response of fictional President Bartlett with the supposedly feckless Katrina response of the Bush Administration.

The West Wing should have made a quiet departure in 2002. After 9/11 it's just so sanctimonious and preachy and dull and small. I'd almost rather be watching Murder She Wrote.

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