Saturday, October 11, 2008

McCain as Smeagol

Gail Collins,
Remember how we used to joke about John McCain looking like an old guy yelling at kids to get off his lawn? It’s only in retrospect that we can see that the keep-off-the-grass period was the McCain campaign’s golden era. Now, he’s beginning to act like one of those movie characters who steals the wrong ring and turns into a troll.

During that last debate, while he was wandering around the stage, you almost expected to hear him start muttering: “We wants it. We needs it. Must have the precious.”

OK, so Gollum LOST the ring, but this was LOL for me.

HT Washington Monthly


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gollum stole the ring, then later on, he lost it. It probably refers specifically to the movies, which have a scene of Smeagol stealing the ring from Deagol and then slowly transforming into Gollum.

None of which excuses the description of Gollum as a troll. Trolls are not even remotely the same as twisted hobbits.

October 11, 2008  
Blogger Pheidias said...

True enough. I was thinking of the episode where Bilbo finds the ring. And of course, it's the troll-like appearance and behaviour (in some respects) she is referring to.

October 12, 2008  

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