Resisting the pull of cynicism since 1969.

Friday, February 22, 2008

The plot thickens

Okay, remember when I pointed out the similarities between the West Wing's 2006 presidential race and the current, real-life one? Well, it's actually much weirder than that: it turns out that the West Wing writers actually based their original conception of Santos on Obama, way back when. Which means they wrote their story about Faux-Obama (Fauxbama?)...and then, a couple of years later, it started coming true.

As the article says, "a bizarre case of art imitating life - only for life to imitate art back again."


West End Bob said...


Isn't that near Alabama ? ? ? ? :)

James Bow said...

You know, you probably shouldn't publicize this so much, or else Obama might have great difficulty in finding a VP candidate.

"You want me to be your VP? But... I can't! I'm washing my hair!"

Idealistic Pragmatist said...


Nah, I think as long as he doesn't pick an old guy with a heart condition, he's fine.