‘Casino Jack’ the documentary, followed by the feature film

No doubt Ralph Reed, the former state GOP chairman, had many reasons not to jump into the 7th District congressional race to replace U.S. Rep. John Linder.

For one thing, Linder and Reed haven’t always gotten along. To the point that some think Linder would have rescinded his retirement if he thought Reed might replace him in Congress.

Then there’s the untimely, May 7 release of “Casino Jack and the United States of Money.” Here’s the new trailer from the documentary by Alex Gibney:

Hollywood also reports that the feature film on Abramoff’s doings, starring Kevin Spacey, is also nearing release. Christian Campbell will play Reed.

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Byron Mathison Kerr

April 14th, 2010
1:35 pm

And Ralph Reed is an official speaker at tomorrow’s Tea Party rally at the state capitol — in my opinion, a very discrediting blight for the event.


April 14th, 2010
3:32 pm

Tea Party folks can take their first step tomorrow… boo Reed off the podium. Want to bet that will happen?


April 14th, 2010
4:05 pm

The Tea Party movement has, among other things, shown us that our so-called “leaders” are really pandering followers. It cracks me up that this grass-roots movement of people who are tired of the BS we get from our professional politicians catches on and suddenly the pandering “leaders” are trying so hard to jockey a space in the front of the crowds.

Palin, like her or not, is part of this outsider movement. She came out of nowhere and her freshness is part of her appeal. But a hack like Reed who has been on the scene for years is what the Tea Party movement is trying to eradicate.

It’s so funny to see him try to get out in front of a movement without the mental capacity to realize the movement is totally about overthrowing fools like him who have destroyed our system. It shows that things like conviction won’t keep Reed from trying to pander to the masses.