September 24, 2004

Dangerous stuff

Sheila's talking dirty to me---she's got a long insightful post on one of my favorite episodes in American history, the contested election of 1800.

Mmmmmm.........Aaron Burr.

Seriously: you've got a tied presidential election, an aloof southern governor, a back-slapping ambitious and corrupt as hell New Yorker, a Wall Street lawyer who now owns the New York Daily News and had been driven out of high office by a salacious sex scandal. You've got Islamic terrorists declaring war on the U.S. and brutally killing their hostages. You've got a gun fight right by the swamps of Jersey.

All you need is some car chases, a hot love interest, and you've got a feature film.

I've often wondered, in that vein, when Jerry Bruckheimer is going to bring us a movie about Stephen Decateur and the Barbary War....

Posted by Steve at September 24, 2004 02:17 PM | TrackBack

Glenn Tucker's "Dawn Like Thunder" is still one of my favorites.

Posted by: Mikey at September 24, 2004 04:24 PM
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