Posted by Lauren Michaels | Posted in 24, Bauer Power, Hollywood, Jack Bauer, Torture Torture torture, White House | Posted on 28-02-2006
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President Logan has a unique approach to fighting terrorism. Vacillation, weaselness, weakness, unsteadiness, spinelessness, lunacy — those are the tools of Logan’s trade when the pressure of evil doers gets to him on “24.” But in last night’s episode, President Logan did something no President, fictional or otherwise, has done in a while — pray. He directed top aide Michael Novick — who looks like he’s about one shot way from mistakenly nailing a hunter pal — to “pray with me.”
Where have we heard that before?
Nixon did it for real with Kissinger. But more fun was this skit from the first season of “Saturday Night Live,” with Dan Aykroyd as Nixon and John Belushi as Kissinger.
President Richard Nixon: Henry, get down on your knees and pray with me.
Henry Kissinger: Mr. President, you’ve got a big day tomorrow, why don’t ve get in our pajamas und go sleepy?
President Richard Nixon: Don’t you want to pray, you Christ-killer?
Henry Kissinger: I don’t vant to get into zat again, Mr. President
By the way, speaking of President Logan, quite a move not lifting a finger to save the iron-willed and full-spirited First Lady from certain doom. Think that’s based on reality, too?