Saturday, March 3, 2012


In this scene from the Godfather II, we meet a Senator from the red state of Nevada who would fit right in with the Republican presidential candidates, a man who would probably get a lot of votes for his all-American, anti-immigrant, tough-on-crime, clean-cut facade, but like those other spoiled sports crowding the trough, this all-American act masks his greed and corruption and sense of entitlement, his insistence that he's more American than everyone else and deserves to skim the cream of the crop, and influence-peddling that would make even Newt Gingrich proud. Or Santorum, or Romney. While we don't condone Mafia tactics, it's nice to see Michael Corleone set him straight. Sometimes you need a Godfather.

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