Seven Days in Maybe

Eric Massa says Dick Cheney tried to recruit David Petraeus to run for President in 2012: “Were he to run and win — and if he were to run, he would win in a landslide — we would be witness to an American coup d’état. It is the functional equivalent of the political overthrow of the commander in chief.” Yeah, it’s slow today. [Esquire, via TPM]


Massa had a thing for Petraeus, too?

Whatever it is that Massa is smoking I’d bag sharesies except it doesn’t look like it’s much fun. Plus I’m tired of having to read about his Dick fantasies.

@ManchuCandidate: Forever Groping.

The broader point he was trying to make — this was before the scandal broke out — was that in order for Petraeus to be a tenable candidate, Obama’s policies have to fail. But since Petraeus is in charge of carrying out Obama’s policies…

Apparently he worked himself into quite a, um, lather over it. Esquire’s editors left that meeting wondering whether Massa was batshit crazy.

Top reason to suspect this *isn’t* true: the Rove/Cheney crowd hasn’t accused Obama of doing it.

this could be amazing:

Sam Rockwell to Star in Sweet Baby Jesus?

Sam Rockwell is considering a role in an indie comedy called Sweet Baby Jesus, in which he would join the unlikely trio of Bette Midler, Kim Cattrall and pop star Pixie Lott in a story that is a literal comic retelling of the Christian Nativity.

Deadline reports Rockwell’s interest, saying that he’d play Joe, “a guy who finds himself accompanying his pregnant teenage girlfriend to Bethlehem, Maryland. His girlfriend’s name is Mary and soon the town is agog that it’s about to witness the Second Coming.” See, Joe and Mary are hippies, and the story takes place at Christmas sometime during the ’70s.

Cattrall would be Darlene, mother of Mary, while Midler would be an innkeeper, Elanor. When Variety reported this earlier today, producer Philippe Rebboah was quoted saying that other surprises and great actors were going to be announced; looks like Rockwell is one of those.

this should have gone in the Star Wars thread the other day:

Three Ewok Moon T_Shirt

I doubt Petraeus would even survive the GOP primary. But apart from that, who would vote for him? That vast mass of Americans who are eternally grateful to Petraeus for winning the Iraq war and bringing all of our troops back home in 2008? Er… wait… we’re still in Iraq with 100’s of thousands of troops and no clear victory scenario that would allow us to pull out without triggering a civil war? Uh… nevermind.

@Serolf Divad: Two words: Wesley Clarke. Both parties keep looking for their modern day Ike – no, Senator McCain, not you – but it will never happen.

But for some reason, I just felt a twinge of sadness that Bill Bradley wasn’t the first b’baller in the White House.

@Capt Howdy: I have such a crush on Sam Rockwell. Just got back from seeing Iron Man 2 (which I didn’t know he was in). Between him and RDJ, I really, really wish I was alone in the theater.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: You should go out and get “Moon,” starring your boy Sam Rockwell. Stinquegeeks dig it.

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