Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Is it just me

Or could it be that this scene in the finest film ever made is an excellent metaphor for the "Fiscal Cliff" negotiations now beginning in Washington DC.

Now, the trouble that I am having is distinguishing who is playing who.  Simplicity in metaphor would be Obama playing the sheriff and the congruscritters playing the town.  But, truth be told, the Washington rolls may well be reversed.  Who is holding who hostage?  Is Cleavon little actually using Boehner as a role model?  Time will tell the cast in this Opera Buffa.

It is a great scene.  Washington DC's ham-handed cover of it may leave a lot to be desired


2 comments:

Craig Cavanaugh said...

Sums it up quite nicely!

John D. Wheeler said...

Actually I think both Obama and the Congress were playing the role of the sherriff and the American people were the townsfolk.

It will be real interesting to see what Congress does now that the "gun" of automatic tax increases has be unloaded. If they have any principles (yes, I'm being funny) or more importantly any pride or self-respect, they will probably play hardball for this round to make up for losing face the last round.