Woody Allen pines for Obama 'dictatorship'

I never cease to marvel at the political brilliance of the Hollywood crowd. The greatest beneficiaries of free market capitalism seem to have an unnatural attraction to leftist dictators. Jean-Bertrand Aristide (even in exile) can always count on his dear comrade Danny Glover, Hugo Chavez can rely on the propaganda efforts of his amigo Sean Penn (recently sentenced to Anger Management therapy) and there have been a plethora of Hollywood's fellow travelers in the embrace of Fidel Castro over the years.

Not to be outdone in the category of audacious hopes for dictatorial governance, Woody Allen has shared his political fantasy with us. Our friends at Fox, report that.


In an interview published by Spanish language newspaper La Vanguardia (that we translated), Allen says "I am pleased with Obama. I think he's brilliant. The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him."

But wait-there's more.


The director said "it would be good...if he could be dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly."

This is the sort of brilliant political insight that one would expect from a man who.


...took nude photos of his lover Mia Farrow's teen-age adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, and then ended up marrying her after separating from Farrow.

Gee if only Obama could be dictator, would he have a place for Woody in his regime? Perhaps as "safe schools czar." And if only Woody Allen had studied history, then he would have learned what sort of things a dictator usually does quickly.


paboehmke@yahoo.com

I never cease to marvel at the political brilliance of the Hollywood crowd. The greatest beneficiaries of free market capitalism seem to have an unnatural attraction to leftist dictators. Jean-Bertrand Aristide (even in exile) can always count on his dear comrade Danny Glover, Hugo Chavez can rely on the propaganda efforts of his amigo Sean Penn (recently sentenced to Anger Management therapy) and there have been a plethora of Hollywood's fellow travelers in the embrace of Fidel Castro over the years.

Not to be outdone in the category of audacious hopes for dictatorial governance, Woody Allen has shared his political fantasy with us. Our friends at Fox, report that.


In an interview published by Spanish language newspaper La Vanguardia (that we translated), Allen says "I am pleased with Obama. I think he's brilliant. The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him."

But wait-there's more.


The director said "it would be good...if he could be dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly."

This is the sort of brilliant political insight that one would expect from a man who.


...took nude photos of his lover Mia Farrow's teen-age adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, and then ended up marrying her after separating from Farrow.

Gee if only Obama could be dictator, would he have a place for Woody in his regime? Perhaps as "safe schools czar." And if only Woody Allen had studied history, then he would have learned what sort of things a dictator usually does quickly.


paboehmke@yahoo.com

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