Jul 29, 2008
Then there was this Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, titled "What Bush and Batman Have in Common." No, it's not about their respective daddy issues. Andrew Klavan sat down and typed the following without a hint of irony and saw that it was good:
There seems to me no question that the Batman film "The Dark Knight," currently breaking every box office record in history, is at some level a paean of praise to the fortitude and moral courage that has been shown by George W. Bush in this time of terror and war. Like W, Batman is vilified and despised for confronting terrorists in the only terms they understand. Like W, Batman sometimes has to push the boundaries of civil rights to deal with an emergency, certain that he will re-establish those boundaries when the emergency is past.