Yesterday, Speaker of the House John Boehner had a meeting with his caucus in order to rally support for his plan to resolve the debt ceiling crisis. As part of the meeting, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy showed the group a clip from the movie The Town to fire up the troops. Here’s how the Washington Post recounted the critical part of the scene:
One character asks his friend: “I need your help. I can’t tell you what it is. You can never ask me about it later.”
“Whose car are we gonna take,” the character says.
And here’s the scene itself from the movie:
Did you catch it? The Post left out the last line of the dialogue from Ben Affleck’s character: ”And we’re going to hurt some people.” No ellipsis to indicate a line was left out. Why would the Post not give the full dialogue? Is the Post supposed to be in the business of covering up for politicians?
How did the gathered Republicans react to the clip?
After showing the clip, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), one of the most outspoken critics of leadership among the 87 freshmen, stood up to speak, according to GOP aides.
“I’m ready to drive the car,” West replied.