I reactivated HBO tonight, just in time to catch part of a "Diary of a Political Tourist" (I'll watch the rest later in the week) by Alexandra Pelosi. Alexandra is the daughter of House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi. (Nancy, if you don't know, is much in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party. Also, whenever I see Nancy, I always suspect she has a Dalmatian puppy fur coat hidden away in a closet somewhere.)
Alexandra had previously made "Journeys with George" about George W. Bush's 2000 Presidential run. "Diary" is a behind the scenes look at the Democratic candidates seeking this year's Democratic Presidential Nomination.
Pelosi the younger provides her own commentary for the documentary, and some of it is pretty funny. The video by itself is funny also. For example, she goes from a scene where John Kerry is campaigning on a pig farm. While looking a pen full of pigs, his question to the farmer - "How many head are in there?. Pelosi's voiceover says, "It's a looooong way to Pennsylvania Avenue".
She moves next to "check out the competition" at the 2003 White House BBQ. Pelosi the younger has her camera and is standing next to her Mom and who I think are her brothers. The President is working the line and eventually makes his way to the Pelosi clan. He is having his picture taken with the Pelosi the younger brothers. He is the transcript of that part:
George W. Bush: Let me say hello to your mother, boys. Thank you for coming, Nancy. Nancy Pelosi: Mr. President. My pleasure. You see Alexandra. Alexandra Pelosi: Hello, Mr. President. George W. Bush (jokingly): Alexandra. Would you please get rid of the camera? Once and for all. I made you famous once. I'm not going to make you famous again. Alexandra: Don't you miss me and the camera. (Bush takes the camera away from Alexandra and turns it around on her.) Alexandra: Don't you miss your old friend? Your old friend. Don't you miss it? George W. Bush: I do miss you. And furthermore, how much money did you make off of me. Alexandra: Well, that tax ... I am going to be a real beneficiary of your tax cut. Bush: That's good. Tell you mother that.
Bush came off as charming and quick witted. I have only seen part of the movie, but it looks like Pelosi the Younger made an interesting documentary. I also understand from watching her on Hannity and Colmes tonight that the Dems are not happy with her movie.
In other words, I'll probably enjoy watching the rest of it as soon as I have time.