It's been quite some time since the wifey and I last caught a movie at the cinema. By some stroke of divine appointment, we decided to do "something crazy" last Sat. Thus we found ourselves in the cinema at midnight waiting for the latest political drama - Lincoln.
The movie clearly depicts the horse trading and shady back-room deals needed to get Democrats to vote for the Amendment. It brings to mind the reality that politics is never clean. It even some times borders on the immoral and the telling of lies. It also emphasizes the great role that civil servants play in shaping the effectiveness of policy. As the wifey pointed out, a good civil servant is one who provides solutions instead of simply taking orders (this coming from a top civil servant herself).
|Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens (Leader of the Radical Republican Faction) in my favorite name-calling scene of all time.|