Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Jack Bauer for terrorism czar

What do Jessica McBride and Justice Antonin Scalia have in common? Judicial philosophy? Intellectual curiosity? A love of Cuban cigars?

No, it's a wish that television's fictional Jack Bauer were in charge of Homeland Security.

"Jack Bauer saved Los Angeles. ... He saved hundreds of thousands of lives," Judge Scalia said at a conference where Bauer's fictional exploits were the topic. Story.

Then there's McBride, who wrote:
One suspects that if [Bauer had] been at the controls before 9/11, the attacks might have been stopped.
They both acknowledge that Bauer is fictional. But they both wish he weren't.

At least McBride's not likely to end up on the Supreme Court.

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