David must have been smoking some pretty heavy stuff to make this leap:
Took my kids to the multiplex on the weekend. The multiplex being in DC, close to half the theaters were showing Michael Moore’s pseudo-documentary. But that’s OK! Because the other half were showing the great pro-Bush movie of the summer: Spiderman 2.And in front of his kids too.
Pro-Bush? Well consider this. Spiderman 2 is the story of a hero who is regularly belittled and ridiculed by almost everyone who knows him. Fashionable society despises him; the press lampoons and attacks him. Fashionable society despises him; the press lampoons and attacks him. ….The good news is that the movie ends with a barrage of hints that Spidey will soon return for another term …..
I join Juan Non-Volokh in calling this a great summer movie and note that I still can’t come up with one thing from the movie that seems pro-bush.
However, Frum’s point that almost everyone who knows bush regularly belittles and ridicules him does have a ring of truth to it and perhaps Frum will expand on this jiucy bit of gossip in future articles.