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February 28, 2006

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I was expecting you to say something about Logan and Novick praying together. They prayed (I assume) that another solution would present itself, but when the situation changed Logan didn't seem to trust it was from God.

I, too, was waiting for Melinda to comment about the prayer moment on their knees.

I can't help but think that those who watch the show had no problem with this act before God in time of need but if a similar picture were to be released in the press about George W with any number of his staff doing the same there would likely be a cry for impeachment.

Rich

P.S. Please don't let me down again, Melinda ;-)

The shark is getting jumped multiple times. Although Logan physically resembles Nixon, he is far closer to our present President in character then he is to Nixon; the prayer scene actually happened in real life, August 9, 1974. http://www.oscarworld.net/a27.htm

As for the principled decision:
The President is a coward and a fool (I'm referring to Logan), his wife has the guts. After they assassinate the Russian president what do the terrorists do with the nerve gas? They use it to extort something else, of course. Logan gave them a ticket to ride.

"And what is the deal with the directors of CTU? Last season and this they have personal meltdowns on the day of the crisis. Seems someone should screen these bureaucrats better."

The incompetent, hysterical superior who breaks down in a crisis while the day is saved by minions down the food chain is a constant theme in the entertainment media. There is unfortunately too much truth in the characterization. Anyone out there ever say "my boss is an idiot"? Of Course if you are in New Orleans or Iraq you understand the concept all too well.

"They prayed (I assume) that another solution would present itself, but when the situation changed Logan didn't seem to trust it was from God."

Funny I found the following scene very interesting --- Logon when he learns that his wife's life has been saved (and his plan has been dashed) half heartedly says "thank God." I found it wonderfully ironic and in many ways (whether they meant it to or not) very true of the human condition.

I watched the episode with a group of friends and co-workers (mostly 20-somethings) all of us work for the Church ... and the “prayer” scene struck us as awkward ... we were very nervous for a moment at how the producers would handle the scene.

As it turned out --- while it seemed a bit forced --- it was neat to have that in there, if only to spark more thought.

Am I the only one who thinks Logan's presidency reflects what four years of Al Gore would have been like?

What's interesting is that the CTU directors with the most problems always come from "Division." Division being filled with bureaucratic nincompoops (sp?) has played out in all 5 seasons.

If Logan really stuck with his decision (allowing the terrorists to kill the Russian PM) then why didn't he stop CTU from contacting the motorcade? To me, it seems he wasn't willing to risk the lives of 100,000 Americans for his wife and the Russians but he also wasn't willing to stop CTU from interfering (which risks the lives of 100,000 Americans) if his complicity with terrorists the would be revealed.

Pat - I'm thinking four years of John Kerry.

"Am I the only one who thinks Logan's presidency reflects what four years of Al Gore would have been like?"

Yes.

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