You may want to check out the "Heston Speech" thread from late February.
Reading this oration again now hasn't softened my view of it, but we
pretty well beat up that subject back then. I guess maybe if you liked
Reagan, you'll love Heston. That makes perfect sense. Heston seems to
even at the moment still have intact mental faculties, although, to be
fair, Reagan did too, for the first couple of years maybe. Needless to
say, I didn't care for Reagan. Not as a president, at least(he was
decent in "The Killers"). Reagan sure was a guy that spent a lot of time
dwelling on the past. Apparently even had doubts about evolution, but,
come to think of it, Heston did narrate a film critical of evolutionary
theory. If that's the kind of president you really want to deal with the
innovations of the 21st century, then I guess Heston is your man. I
prefer my ideas a little fresher than anything Heston has to say.
Spike Jones wrote:
> We have had an actor as president before, he did fine. Some would
> argue we have an actor as president now, he is doing fine. So why
> not actor Charleton Heston? Here is a speech he made. Im not with
> him on the god stuff, but the rest of it sounds about right:
> Charlton Heston's Speech to the Harvard Law School Forum
> I remember my son when he was five, explaining to his kindergarten class what
> his father did for a living. "My Daddy," he said, "pretends to be people.
> "There have been quite a few of them. Prophets from the Old and New
> Testaments, a couple of Christian saints, generals of various nationalities
> and different centuries, several kings, three American presidents, a French
> cardinal and two geniuses, including Michelangelo. If you want the ceiling
> repainted I'll do my best.
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