posted on Nov, 3 2009 @ 10:41 AM
No longer does the political madness stop at Right vs. Left.
It's now Monty Python vs. the GOP!
(As if partisan American Politics couldn't get any stranger without that British Comedy Troupe jumping into the fray!)
GOP Candidate Christie in Trouble With the Knights That Say 'Ni!'
And now for something completely different.
Chris Christie, the former Bush-appointed US attorney challenging New Jersey Democratic Governor John Corzine in today's election, doesn't seem to
know much about copyright law, say members of the British comedy troupe Monty Python.
Two former Pythons say Christie blatantly violated copyright law when he used clips from a Monty Python sketch in one of his recent campaign ads. The
ad features a TV presenter talking about deja vu.
The article is full of great quotes and worth the read. Such as:
"He's clearly made a terrible mistake," said Michael Palin. "It was the endorsement of Sarah Palin he was after -- not that of Michael Palin."
Monty Python captured the video before it was removed. The Christie campaign should now be expecting the Spanish Inquisition...
A Presidential-appointed Attorney should know better about violating the draconian Copyright Laws that they helped draft and enact.
Is it a simple mistake of not properly licensing material prior to broadcast, or is it a devil-may-care attitude on part of Christie in the belief
that those who make the laws are somehow exempt from the laws they write and help pass?
Of course, this isn't Monty Python's first attempt to chastise American Politics either. When the FCC enacted stricter rules after the Janet Jackson
wardrobe malfunction at the Superbowl XXVIII which resulted in heavy financial fines for use of profanity in a broadcast, Eric Idle (now an American
citizen) published the the FCC Song
When things seem like they couldn't get any more bizarre in partisan American Politics a curve ball always seems to come out of nowhere to show us
just how deep the political madness goes.