Monday, April 11, 2011

David Plouffe, Ferris Bueller: Separated at Birth?

I do have a test today… It's on European Socialism. I mean, really, what's the point? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European. So, who gives a crap if they're Socialists? They could be fascist anarchists, it still wouldn't change the fact that I don't own a car.

Ferris Bueller


Daddy’s Ferrari, as Ferris Found it


David Plouffe, (pronounced like “fluffy” regardless of what you’ve heard) presidential messenger and boy genius behind Big Guy’s historic election,


is truly worth his weight in gold. On the Sunday shows he was able to demonstrate how the transformational magic that he invented for Big Guy works by transforming Harry Reid’s “draconion” budget cuts of last month to Friday’s “historic” cuts, thus prompting a historical presidential victory lap:

bounder in chief

All while preserving the country's ability to invest in and "win the future." I’d say “you can’t make this stuff up” butt apparently you can.

Plouffy also said that Big Guy will give another speech this week to lay out plans to reduce the deficit in part by seeking cuts to government programs for seniors and the poor. "You're going to have to look at Medicare and Medicaid and see what kind of savings you can get."  Because as we all know, you don’t get people’s sympathy for your side until you eliminate the police department, and take food out of peoples mouths.

I think what’s really going on here though is Plouffy channeling his inner Ferris Bueller. What do you think? David was 19 when Ferris Bueller hit the big screen: a very impressionable age.



Ferris Bueller, 1986, above; Plouffy, Sunday, below


Here’s the movie plot: Ferris lies to his mom, skips school, gets his best friend to steal his dad’s Ferrari so they could drive into the big City and screw around all day on someone else’s dime. Then they wreck Dad’s beautifully crafted car with the finely tuned engine and, finally, Ferris returns home and pretends nothing happened.

I suppose it could be a coincidence, butt the resemblance is uncanny:

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And the tactics seem somehow familiar too:

ferris-buellers-day-offThe Ferris Bueller skip day playbook

Screenshot Studio capture #040The Ferris Bueller Organizing for America playbook

On the other hand, Plouffy seems to have uncanny abilities in this “transformational” department. Here he is transformed into Sean Hayes’ gay character, Jack McFarland, on Will and Grace:


David as a gay character? I don’t know about that, butt he can do a decent transformative impersonation of Big Guy when he puts his mind to it:

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Still, I think Bueller is his best:


In case you don’t remember Ferris, here’s the entire movie, compressed to just 3 minutes:

It was a great flick, but let’s not forget the way it ended for Daddy’s finely tuned set of wheels:


A man with priorities so far out of whack doesn't deserve such a fine automobile.”                              Ferris Bueller