It came to me this morning in the shower- the cast of characters in Political America 2005 mirrors the cast in the Harry Potter series. Dick Cheney is Lord Voldemort, the evil wizard of the Nixon era who was banished when that Empire fell in flames and fury, but he bided his time in banishment while craftily plotting to regain his powers, and now he stands on the threshold of absolute power. Poor John Kerry is Sirius Black, gone down to defeat at the hands of the Death Eaters; John McCain is Snape, because nobody is sure which side he is really on, and while both sides want him, neither really trusts him; Karl Rove is Lucius Malfoy, and Tom DeLay is Draco; Condi Rice is Bellatrix Lestrange; Eugene McCarthy was Dumbledore; Ralph Nader is all three Dursleys; and George Bush? He's obviously Wormtail.
But who is Harry? Well, if we knew that we'd be a good deal better off, wouldn't we?
What I really want is one of those cool "Cheney -Voldemort in 08" bumper stickers...
I finally figured out what to do with my extra leap-second tonight.
I'm going to sell it on eBay.