Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Cool Hand Hatch

I picked this up from utahpolicy.com. Senator Orrin Hatch called outgoing White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card a "cool hand Luke". I don't know where he's going with this. It's clearly a reference to the Paul Newman movie. In the film, Luke is a prison inmate who picks up the name "Cool Hand Luke" in a poker game (he's a great bluffer). Luke is a Christ figure for the other prisoners in the film who are inspired by his obsessive determination to escape and his refusal to conform. So I don't know where Andy Card fits into this. But then again, my thing is really strictly local politics.

6 Comments:

Anonymous John Marlor said...

What a disgrace to CooL HAND LUKE!

He may be glad hand, but not CooL HAND.

3/29/2006 11:33:00 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

Do you mean Hatch?

3/30/2006 07:13:00 AM  
Blogger Utah Conservative said...

I wonder if he meant to make a Brokeback Mountain reference

3/30/2006 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

christlike figure to the other inmates?


hmmmmmm....

3/30/2006 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous john marlor said...

"Glad Hand" has nothing to do with sexual nature. Shows where your mind is conservative.

Glad Hand: To extend a glad hand to: presidential hopefuls glad-handing the factory workers.

Glad Hand: a warm welcome; may be insincere.

Glad Hand: 102 years old, Female in Indiana.

3/30/2006 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How I remember watching this movie for the first time on a cold night in Budapest. What a memory!!!!

3/31/2006 02:58:00 AM  

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