(H/T to Crooks & Liars)
On a frozen winter evening at a Town Hall meeting in a school in the
At the end of a long list of reasons to be suspicious of the Iranians, McCain declared: “And they sure don’t share our Judeo-Christian values.”
It seemed at the time to be an odd thing to say about a Muslim country. After all, even if there were no nuclear program, no oil, and no rabble-rousing president,
~And to make matters worse, the cat is out of the bag on the nature of John McCain and Rick Warren’s true relationship. They have just announced that they've been working on a film together for the past two and a half years.
Rick "Saddleback" Warren calls it, "A grand epic of even grander proportions than the "Left Behind" series or even grander than my church, which is pretty friggin’ big!”
From the Academy Award-non-winning duo of John McCain and Rick Warren comes an epic American political tale, Saddleback Mountain, based on the presidential forum hosted by Pulitzer Prize-non-winning huckster Rick "Saddleback" Warren and adapted for the screen by the celebrity turned presidential candidate Pulitzer Prize-non-winning senator from
Set against the sweeping and monstrous rotunda of the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, the film tells the story of two men – a Senator and a televangelist – who meet in the summer of 2008 for a national presidential forum, and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys, lies, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love and the love of power between two men trying to rise up to the highest seat known to man and lead America (and the world) down to its knees or up to its salvation, whichever comes first.
(In theatres on Christmas Day, 2008.)