The religio-hucksterism surrounding the Schiavo case makes DeMille's Hollywood crusades look like amateur night. This circus is the latest and most egregious in a series of cultural shocks that have followed Election Day 2004, when a fateful exit poll question on 'moral values' ignited a take-no-prisoners political grab by moral zealots.Frank Rich
"Frank Hart Rich, Jr." is an American essayist, op-ed columnist and writer who has—most notably—held various positions within The New York Times from 1980 to 2011.
On March 1, 2011, it was announced that he would be leaving the Times to become an essayist and editor-at-large for New York (magazine)/New York magazine starting in June 2011.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous journalists! More Frank Rich on Wikipedia.
You know the cliche that politics is Hollywood for ugly people, ... Political conventions are sort of showmanship for people whose idea of great entertainment is the Gridiron. If you think the Gridiron is equal to Radio City Music Hall in its heyday, then you'll probably find the conventions somewhat entertaining.Frank Rich