The child was napping on my chest yesterday, so I was somewhat captive and was forced by lack of better programming (is Andy talking about his brain or the television listings? Hmm...) to suffer through the movie 2010, for the first time in years. What a lousy movie. Still, it carries a quote that I am sure was recently flung around aplenty, though I surprisingly never heard or read it brought up (even in my own myopic, crippled scampering through the conservative blogosphere). The quote is from the character named Milson, who is some kind of space adviser to the president:
"The president addressed Congress the other day. I don't know which was scarier -- the speech, or Congress cheering him on. He invoked Lincoln. Whenever a president is going to get us in serious trouble, they always use Lincoln."
Could have been McCain's campaign slogan.