October 21st, 2008

November

I just finished reading November, by David Mamet. It had a six month run on Broadway earlier this year. Nathan Lane starred as a totally corrupt incumbent president. He's the schlep protagonist. It's a comedy, with lots of laugh lines, but very cynical about Washington.

It's gag-heavy but turns philosophical at brief moments.  My favorite exchange occurred after a woman risked her life to save the life of the President. He asks her why she did it. She tells him that he's the President - that the people voted for him.
He: They were mistaken.

She: That's their right.
The republic has lumbered along
even if some choices were wrong.