Mr. Paul Goes To WashingtonSubmitted by thenung on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 19:57
"While watching Rand Paul's filibuster of John Brennan's nomination to CIA Director, I can't help but think of one of my favorite movies: Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, starring James Stewart.
The movie is centered on a good-hearted, principled, and optimistic young man name Jefferson Smith who is chosen to replace a recently deceased senator. The Governor appoints Mr. Smith with the assumption that his idealism and naivity could be used to make him a yes-man for the wealthy political boss Jim Taylor.
However, Jeff Smith gradually discovers his role as a stooge and takes a stand against the corrupt political machine. It all comes to a point in the final scene where he filibusters a budget appropriation bill that contains a special handout to the corrupt Jim Taylor..."
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