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The Dead Guy Won

With Fahrenheit 9/11 now in its second week, I thought I would not have to wait in line anymore for the 1:50 pm show and I took the plunge. I didn’t have to wait, even though the movie theater was full to the last seat in the end. Interestingly, I seemed to be below the average age of the audience – and I am no spring chicken.

There was this one scene where Michael Moore talks about John Ashcroft’s (unsuccessful) run for senate in Missouri. His rival, Mel Carnahan, had been killed in an airplane crash one month before the elections. Moore’s comment (from memory): “John Ashcroft ran against a dead guy. And the dead guy won.” The whole theater erupted in applause. Well, we were in Missouri after all…

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