If I were Dick Cheney, I’d explore two options for dealing with Michael Moore’s movie, Fahrenheit 9/11. First, try to find a working time machine and send a Terminator back to 2000 and erase Michael Moore before he makes the documentary. That poses some real technical challenges, so Plan B would be to place armed National Guard troops at the entrance of every theater trying to show the movie. Close ’em down. I really think this option poses less risk to George Bush’s re-election than letting people see Fahrenheit 9/11.
Whatever your politics, this is a powerful film. Some have said it won’t change anyone’s mind about George Bush. The people that love him will love him (and vote for him) in November. Those that think he’s a dangerous moron surrounded by evil, greedy men…will still think so after seeing this movie.
But don’t you think that Dick Cheney and Carl Rove got an early copy and screened it there in the White House? Sure, they might have dismissed it as liberal propaganda. Or maybe Rove turned to Cheney and asked, “Did you ever see the Terminator movies?”
PS: If you’ve never read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, it’s a classic.