November 12, 2007

24 Producer On Hillary, South Park, Blogs

After creator and producer of '24' Joel Surnow spoke at the Young America's Foundation on Saturday afternoon, a few media types, bloggers, and myself sat down with him and his lovely wife for about a half hour. Since I know a lot of you are '24' fans, I thought I'd post a few thoughts.

I asked him if he read any blogs, and he said not really. He reads Drudge, a few of the MSM types who also have blogs (like Kaus), but he did mention one: Hot Air. Yeah, I'm a little jealous.

I also asked him if he had seen the South Park episode which poked fun at '24'. He smiled and nodded. Yeah, he had seen the episode -- even knowing the name of it, "Snuke".

In fact, after seeing the episode he had sent South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone Mort Drucker's original artwork from Mad magazine spoofing '24' as a thank you present.

And since the 'Snuke' episode was also about Hillary Clinton, I'll let the Washington Times quote from Surnow inform you about his opinion on the former first lady's prospects:

"Are we nuts thinking Hillary Clinton could be president of this country? Honest to God, just stand back and think about it."
McCain's piece in the Times has more from Surnow on Hollywood, the Left, and jobs for conservatives.

So, who is the candidate of the non-left in Hollywood? Since it looks like Phil Klein from the American Spectator beat us all to this, I'll link him here:

"I'm probably going to get behind Rudy," Surnow said.... "I like him. I know him personally. I like his toughness."
Other than that, my conversation with Surnow was more along the personal. But Ace from Ace of Spades HQ seemed to be taking notes so I expect he'll have something up later today.

For a personal account of this weekend's YAF shindig, check out Little Miss Attila's post.

Note to Goldstein's pancake sized nipples: don't you know it's rude to leave when someone as important as [insert politician's name here] is about to leave?

UPDATE: As expected, here's a post from Ace on the Surnow meeting.

One point I'll add, after reading Ace's post, was Surnow's lamenting of the fact that P.J. O'Rourke is no longer as active as a right-of-center satirist. Forget an Army of Davids, what the world needs now is an army of P.J. O'Rourke's!

PS: Goldstein actually pitched this. No joke.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:44 AM | Comments |