Monorail! Monorail!

You know, an inbred political town with an soap opera HBO series soap opera is like a mule with a spinning wheel; no one knows how he got it, and danged if he knows how to use it.

to wit: Jennifer 8. Lee's NYT article about the starstruck powers that be in Washington DC lobbying to appear on K Street, that not-cool, new lobbying show. Lemmings. Last year, at their children's and interns' behest, they all angled to be on The Daily Show. Were New Yorkers this doofy about Sex and the City?

And in an interview with Jonathan Darman for Newsweek James Carville explains how his real and TV worlds collide: "Im kind of like those soap opera stars that get slapped in the supermarket."

Also interesting: Carville talks about his involvment in the remake of All the President's Men, even though his "real kind of dyslexia attention problem" keeps him from sitting down and actually reading the script.

[Update: as it turns out, K Street 4 was a flashback to July, giving mostly backstory; it appears there is a story, just not a script. Consider for a moment that we may be watching for the wrong thing; it's not at all about the political issues, cameos or adlibs, but a dramatic story that unfolds so offhandedly it catches us unaware. K Street may turn out to be brilliant.]

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