Recently Pajamas Media (Where the pee meets the pants!) was fortunate to add themanwhocreatedmoseswine to it’s stable of XPressnitwits in an act of ultimate nepotism. One assumes that Simon will fill the Hollywood chair that has been sitting empty since Ron Silver was put in the witless protection program and disappeared off of the face of the earth.
Today Simon compares POW John McCain to Col. Nicholson in Bridge On The River Kwai:
But what is arguably a serious qualification for president is McCain’s behavior, his steadfastness, for five years in a North Vietnamese prison camp. It has overtones of The Bridge on the River Kwai. Although not as overtly heroic as the film, McCain showed character traits under extreme pressure – dealing with torture, standing with his men, etc., – that demonstrate superior leadership capability. What befits a president more than that?
So… John McCain as Sir Alec Guinness…? Well, maybe that’s pushing things too far. Sir Alec gets my vote for one of the greatest actors of the Twentieth Century…. But it’s time for Wes Clark to review this song.
I dunno. Maybe Roger nodded off during the movie or he was out taking a whiz but, just for the hell of it, let’s go to imdb to explain what Roger missed:
The film deals with the situation of British prisoners of war during World War II who are ordered to build a bridge to accommodate the Burma-Siam railway. Their instinct is to sabotage the bridge but, under the leadership of Colonel Nicholson, they are persuaded that the bridge should be constructed as a symbol of British morale, spirit and dignity in adverse circumstances. At first, the prisoners admire Nicholson when he bravely endures torture rather than compromise his principles for the benefit of the Japanese commandant Saito. He is an honorable but arrogant man, who is slowly revealed to be a deluded obsessive. He convinces himself that the bridge is a monument to British character, but actually is a monument to himself, and his insistence on its construction becomes a subtle form of collaboration with the enemy.
So, it would seem, Roger Simon thinks that John McCain is an honorable yet ultimately arrogant and deluded man who puts his principles above his fellow soldiers which compels him to collaborate with his captors.
I await the arrival of the McCain TruthSquad at PajamaMedia WorldWide Headquarters & Snackbar where they will wrestle a kicking and screaming Simon to the ground, snatch his fedora away from him and then crap in it…
Be happy in your work, Roger.