Zucker: Sorry for backing Boxer
posted at 12:31 pm on October 22, 2010 by Ed Morrissey
Famed filmmaker David Zucker penned an apology to Big Government readers for backing Barbara Boxer in past elections for the US Senate. It turns out that the producer of films such as Airplane, Naked Gun, Top Secret!, and An American Carol once contributed to Boxer during her first campaign for Senate. For penance, Zucker offers this soon-to-be classic short, Call Me Madam Joe, that merges Boxer’s most arrogant moment with a dose of Abbott and Costello — featuring one of our favorite character actors, Clint Howard:
I thought an apology would have been appropriate, but to my knowledge, none has ever been made by Senator Boxer. This I find distressing, since apologies from public figures nowadays are the norm. I mean, it’s not as if she texted her junk to Brett Favre. This was just arrogantly insulting an army officer. But I guess that’s okay with her.
In the debate with Carly Fiorina, the subject was brought up, but Boxer was quite adept at deflecting it — and still without an apology. Let this video be my apology. Every time I see the public record listing my campaign contribution to Boxer — I wince. I mean, we all have things we’ve done in the past that we’re embarrassed about, but I’d rather have my being restricted to 100 yards away from elementary schools be public knowledge than that $5,000 Boxer campaign contribution.
You’re forgiven, David. I tell you that in my capacity as senior editor and correspondent for Hot Air. Allahpundit and I worked hard to get those titles through humpbot posts and NFL open threads, so don’t forget it.
Update: How did I miss Zo in there? Great job!
Update II: Commenters say that’s Ed Ames playing the native American chief. And that’s Nick Searcy playing the major general, says … Nick Searcy!