Filmmaker and Funny or Die co-founder Adam McKay will become the latest honoree of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence at a gala tonight in Los Angeles. McKay is appalled at the lack of congressional action on “even basic gun safety and background checks,” as he noted when the honor was announced. When I spoke with him by phone in an anticipation of the award, McKay said he wanted to make a connection between the state of gun policy and an issue that runs through many of McKay’s movies, from police comedy “The Other Guys” to his mockery of David and Charles Koch’s funding of tea party challengers in “The Campaign” to the “Anchorman” franchise: the relationship between money and politics.
Maybe I’m reading too far into this, but a Brady Campaign honoree espousing the evils of money and politics in a time where the fracture between Michael Bloomberg and his former allies in the Brady Campaign are growing bigger. Is this the new move for the Brady Campaign to take-back the top gun-banner spot in American Politics?
And then there’s this:
The solution? McKay singled out Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as one of his favorite political communicators (even including President Obama), and suggested that despite Warren’s denials during the publicity tour for her new book, she might feel called to run for president.
“I don’t think she wants to because she’s such a sane human being, but she’s such a public servant that I think she might have to, just to primary Hillary [Rodham Clinton],” McKay reflected. “I don’t know that we can afford Hilllary for president right now, she’s just too corporate and too conservative.”
I’ve been seeing this chatter of Warren being the new Golden Progressive since she attained office. Honestly I didn’t think many people got too excited about Freshmen Senators, especially when one wins against a weak turncoat like Scott Brown.
Still I’m starting to get the feeling that Elizabeth Warren is the new Dennis Kucinich. I must say, when Crazy Kucinich retired I was a little sad, as seeing people singing his praises was the single-best litmus test for barking moonbat. Maybe Warren will be that new Canary in the lunatic coal mine!
What do you think?