Wednesday, May 04, 2016
The Current Re-Make of "The Producers"
Remember "The Producers?"
It was the Mel Brooks film (and later a play) about a crooked producer and his timid accountant who decide to make a Broadway flop so they can keep the money from the backers and not have to pay back anyone. They search for the worst script possible and find a sure loser: "Springtime for Hitler."
Their guaranteed flop, of course, turns into a hit. They wind up in prison when it turns out that they sold far too many shares in the play.
This election year is "The Producers." Events that would have normally sunk a candidate have caused Donald Trump to soar. Hillary Clinton has already skated past scandals which, in the past, would have been fatal.
I have given up predicting election outcomes this year. This is too bizarre.
Posted by Michael Wade at 4:00 AM