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Saturday, March 1, 2008

A Joker Stumps for Hillary Clinton (and Batman is Ticked Off): Jack Nicholson On Hillary

The Hillary Clinton Campaign released a video starring Jack Nicholson today. The spot consists of a statement from Nicholson along with him in character as The Joker, Col. Jessup (A Few Good Men), and Jake Gittes (Chinatown). Watch it:

Commissioner Gordon, Batman, and Robin all declined comment. Barack Obama is said to be preparing a video response dressed as Bat Girl, to appeal to his more liberal fans. John McCain was quoted as Sylvester Stallone's character, John Rambo, "Remember who drew first blood." His YouTube video response will presumably be done with him dressed as president.

Personally, I think "One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest."


@bdul muHib said...

See, I read your post the first time around as McCain as Sylvester the Cat. Which when you think about it is a much more interesting mental picture.

Few thoughts on the video. Thanks for pointing it out. I wonder if they've really put forethought into the mental impression the various characters leave as they say their lines. Context is everything, and in this case, its not the Bible, so viewers actually know these parts, in some cases by heart. I gather then that the meaning of the message is that we trust not the person who is good for us (Batman), but rather the one who gives us money- we're that much of a rube. And somewhere it says that those charged with the country's security should be trained professionals- said by the Kernel violating the constitution in Gitmo.

But most of all- what is up with Jack's hair in that final scene?!?

Frankly, put all together, I think this commercial very accurately represents the schizophrenic approach of the Clinton campaign over the last two weeks.

Resilient Hawk said...

I think Jack is not serious. He looks serious, but there's something fishy. It all seems too ludicrous.

My guess is he feels bad about his recent bomb movies, like "Anger Management," and wants to control his image as a supporter of the political process. Yet, it sounds like Clinton is behind it.

It makes no sense politically to me, but what do I know? My one election, I lost, in fifth grade, for the student council, despite a hard-driven campaign.

Click for Jack Nicholson movies (he may be crazy in his commercial, but those are some great roles he portrayed).