Bush Excited about Harry Potter Movie
Thursday, December 01, 2005
(SNN Washington) President Bush has become more and more excited about the new Harry Potter movie. The president contends that the insurgents not only hate our freedom but they also hate Harry Potter.
At this point, it is unknown exactly how many times the president, a longtime Harry Potter fan, has seen the new Harry Potter movie. But a senior administration official, who wished to remain nameless, said that it was at least a dozen times.
Yesterday the president appeared in front of the Hogwarts crest while giving his Plan for Victory speech. It is theorized that Bush wishes to capitalize on the popularity of the here Potter movies to boost his own popularity which has fallen to a new low point. "That's the trick for the president -- he has to turn around public opinion when he's at a low point in the polls," said John Weaver, a political strategist for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
It is unlikely that this latest speech has won over any opposition members on the Iraq situation, even those that are Harry Potter fans. However, Senator Joe Lieberman has now admitted interest in renting the first movie. Lieberman has long been known as a supporter of the president's plans. However, this is the first time he's expressed any interest in the fantasy genre. "What it does is highlight a split within the Democratic Party," said a senior official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.