Saturday, December 11, 2010

The logic of the filibuster

I've taken this exchange from the film "Grand Canyon" (1991) and edited appropriately.
Rocstar: Tell me this, are you asking me as a sign of respect, or are you asking because I've got the [filibuster]? 
Simon: Man, the world ain't supposed to work like this. I mean, maybe you don't know that yet. I'm supposed to be able to do my job without having to ask you if I can. That [majority] is supposed to be able to [pass its agenda] without you ripping him off. Everything is supposed to be different than it is. 
Rocstar: So what's your answer? 
Simon: You ain't got the [filibuster], we ain't having this conversation. 
Rocstar: That's what I thought: no [filibuster], no respect. That's why I always got the [filibuster].

2 comments:

Robert said...

Is that the scene where Steve Martin gets mugged, and he's talking to the mugger?

(And, yes, this is a contest. And, yes, I get Enik Rising swag and a free year's worth of regression analysis for winning.)

Seth said...

Sorry, thanks for playing. It was when Danny Glover pleaded with the gangbanger to let him tow Kevin Kline's car.