Bring It On!

By Jennifer Parker

Feb 18, 2008 3:46pm

The wife wonders if the best analogy for Barack Obama’s "Just Words"-Gate is not Sen. Joe Biden’s 1987 plagiarism scandal but rather the 2000 Kirsten Dunst cheerleading vehicle "Bring It On."

As you may recall, Dunst, as Torrance Shipman — captain of the Toro Cheerleading Squad at Rancho Carne High School in San Diego — hires Sparky Polastri, a cheerleading consultant, to help her squad win the competition.

It turns out, however, that Polastri taught the Toros someone else’s routine. And in the past the Toros had stolen the moves of the of the East Compton Clovers, led by Gabrielle Union’s Isis.

In this very forced metaphor, Obama is Dunst, Patrick is Union, and David Axelrod is Polastri. (Sorry, David.)

At the end of the day, Deval Patrick wins the cheerleading competition and Barack Obama learns a valuable lesson.

- jpt

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