November 7th, 2008

Josh in his desk chair

"When I was four I wanted to be a ballerina..."

More comparisons between Rahm Emanuel and Josh Lyman: 
An excerpt:

 "When Lyman reads a Washington Post profile of him which tells how he sent a congressman a rotting fish in the post, he asks his assistant, Donna, if she was the source. In fact, it was Mr Emanuel – who reportedly once sent a pollster he had fallen out with the same gift – as a warning never to cross him again."

And this: 

"But the lure of the White House – and the promise of being the eyes, ears and elbows of the most powerful man in the world – has proved too great. It is a twist that imitates the West Wing as much as Aaron Sorkin's creation apes him.

In the final series, Lyman runs the presidential campaign of dark horse Democratic candidate Matthew Santos in his battle against elderly maverick Republican Arnold Vinick.

In the contest – based, Sorkin has said, on an imagined Obama-McCain match-up, Santos is victorious, and Lyman returns to the White House – as chief of staff to the first Latino president of the United States."

This is gonna be the coolest four (eight!) years ever.  The West Wing is coming to life before my eyes!