When did politics become cheap theater?
We have all become too accustomed to movies and TV's exploitation of "darkest before the dawn" to get worked up about the deficit ceiling.
- We know that even though Darth has Luke Skywalker in his cross-hairs, Han Solo will blow him out of the rift at the last possible second.
- Even though Sherlock is dangling on the Bridge, held on only by his foot, which the evil torturer steps on S L O W L Y, he will be able to swing the chain up and drop the bad guy.
- We know that, EVEN THOUGH Dr. Evil finally has the damn piranha -with lazers!, Austin will escape.
And so, even though Granny's check hangs in the balance, and we might lose our AAA rating - everyone expects James freaking Bond any minute.
Then our Kabuki government will take their bows and move on to the next piece of horrible theater.