Conservative Democrat, Nick Clooney, is in trouble because, ‘the movies George makes are dirty’. Hollywood connections are bad form in a ‘town where glass fibre replicas of the Ten Commandments tablet stand on front lawns’. Not only is all this Hicksville imagery funny in its own right, it also illustrates a great irony. Had Gore-Lieberman proved a successful ticket in 2000, Hollywood would have faced the most censorial regime since the McCarthy era. But as it is, good old George W probably enjoys the odd blockbuster with his pretzels and, thankfully, doesn’t seem that bothered about it all.