Like deranged narcissists in a hall of mirrors, both our lawmakers and our culture-makers blow kisses at their own reflections, see a million kisses coming back their way and think, ‘Oh, look, they love me—love me!
Washington, DC (Vocus) March 24, 2010
Outspoken Hollywood conservative Andrew Klavan, the bestselling author and screenwriter of major motion pictures including Clint Eastwood’s True Crime and Michael Douglas’ Don’t Say A Word, released a blistering statement today in the aftermath the passage of the health care bill comparing Washington, DC and Hollywood as two cities hopelessly out of touch with most Americans.
“Like deranged narcissists in a hall of mirrors, both our lawmakers and our culture-makers blow kisses at their own reflections, see a million kisses coming back their way and think, ‘Oh, look, they love me—love me!” commented Klavan, whose 'Homelanders' book series was recently optioned by Summit Entertainment, makers of 'The Hurt Locker' and 'Twilight' movies. The 'Homelanders' series deals with teenager Charlie West’s quest to find out why he’s become the target of jihadist terrorists and police.
“For glaring proof in Washington, we have the passage of the health care bill. Democrats continue to grow and grow and grow the government despite polls that show Americans feel the federal apparatus is now an immediate threat to their civil rights and is no longer operating with the consent of the governed,” commented Klavan.
To support his position, Klavan pointed out that the 'Washington Pos't recently ran an op-ed by former Carter pollster Pat Caddell and Clinton pollster Douglas E. Schoen expressing their amazement that Obama and the Democrats would go forward with this bill in the face of overwhelming evidence that the public doesn’t want it. In the op-ed, Caddell and Schoen are baffled that the Democrats continue to grow the government despite polls that show Americans feel the federal apparatus is now an immediate threat to their civil rights and is no longer operating with the consent of the governed.
As for Hollywood, Klavan points out that the new Universal Studios film 'Green Zone', a $100 million anti-Iraq war movie starring Matt Damon as a soldier who “discovers” that the Bush administration lied about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction in order to drag the U.S. into war is a huge box office failure. “Operation Shock and Awe was nothing compared to the way this picture bombed,” said Klavan. “People want government that acts in keeping with the principles of free markets, self reliance and individual liberty. People want culture that depicts the moral order as we know it is.”
Klavan’s latest book in The 'Homelanders' series 'The Long Way Home' is garnering excellent reviews. Booklist says that the book contains “action sequences that never let up, and showy set pieces that are wrung for every possible drop of nervous sweat. Best of all, unlike many second chapters, this one pays off with some seriously heavy revelations.” And the 'Washington Times' review says Klavan is “A solid storyteller with a keen eye for detail and vivid descriptive power.”
To read Andrew Klavan’s complete comments, go to http://www.andrewklavan.com . To interview Andrew Klavan or request a reviewer copy of his latest novel 'A Long Way Home' (Thomas Nelson), contact Allen Media Strategies Aaron Leistner at (703) 589-8960.