Posted by: mutantpoodle | October 17, 2012

Will you walk into my parlour, said the spider to the fly…

Last night’s Libya moment – one that will, I think, haunt Romney, reminded me of this moment from the Paul Newman classic The Verdict. Newman plays a washed up, alcoholic litigator taking on the Boston Archdiocese in a wrongful death case. He’s found the witness who testifies that the doctors should have known that the patient had eaten an hour earlier and that normal anesthetic could be deadly. Here, she is questioned by the Doctor’s attorney, played by the great James Mason, who falls into the trap Romney fell into last night…


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