Due to begin filming this month and released in 2009 and possibly before the upcoming November election, Stone’s film seeks to answer the question:
“How did Bush go from being an alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world?”
ABC News was the first to get a leaked screenplay and there are some zingers in it:
Reassuring Tony Blair about peace in post-invasion Iraq, Bush exclaims, “the last thing they’ll want’s ‘nother war … they’re all Muslims anyway, (chuckling) and they gotta pray five times a day.”
The president drinks non-alcoholic beer while Dick Cheney snickers, “Anyone can go to Baghdad. Real men go to Tehran.”
Other times, Bush’s light touch seems blithely out of touch with reality. While he munches on bologna and cheese sandwiches on white bread, he brags to Cheney about how his running time has improved since the Afghanistan invasion.
And he compares the troops’ ordeal in the deserts of Iraq to his ability to run in 100-degree heat. At one point, Bush describes giving up sweets as “my personal sacrifice to show support for our troops.”
Should be fun. Both for the movie and to see the right go absolutely batshit crazy pre-movie. I’m predicting at least 4 Glenn Beck special presentations.