Wednesday, May 03, 2006

UN and Fiction

Well it is way too easy to talk about the United Nations living in a fantasy world. We all know that.

But now they've taken it a ridiculous step further. They've actually given an award to Geena Davis for an acting job - playing the first female U.S. president.

She is just giddy about it, I tell ya:
To the strains of "Hail to the Chief," actress Geena Davis accepted an award night for her television portrayal of the first woman president of the United States from an organization which is seeking to turn fiction into reality.

When the star of the ABC television show "Commander in Chief" got to the podium Tuesday, she was given a red, white and blue sash to put on over her gown, similar to one worn by Chile's first woman president, Michelle Bachelet. "This is the coolest thing I ever got! Wow I love it!," she said.
Yes, yes, yes. It is very courageous to be limo'd in to your job everyday at an overly-air conditioned studio, memorize your lines, hair and makeup, recite in front of camera.

You go girl!!

Of course it is nothing new for actors to get awards for going to work, but don't think the evening ended without the usual "Bush Sucks" rhetoric:
Filmmaker Rod Lurie, the creater of "Commander in Chief" also received an award and called the question of whether the United States is ready for a female president "insulting."

"From now on, my answer is, `Are we ready for more of what we have got?,'" he said.

"Females represent 51 percent of the country and it's absurd that they're not represented in the highest level of power, and not even given that opportunity," Lurie said.(emphasis mine)
Huh? Since when can't a female adult that is an American citizen not run for president? Anyone who meets the basic criteria (sex is not one of them) can run. I learned that around 2nd or 3rd grade I think.