Everyone I've heard talk about the upcoming HBO movie Recount about the aftermath of the 2000 election has loved it, including and not limited to Slate's John Dickerson who's the non-grumpy man on my beloved Slate Political Gabfest.
So I'm hotly, hotly anticipating this flick. It stars Laura Dern as Katherine Harris, and Tom Wilkinson as James Baker — Kevin Spacey, Ed Begley Jr. and Denis Leary star as well.
"This is a street fight for the presidency of the United States." Hot. I know it was real, with all kinds of historical ramifications. . .but it seems like a great movie too? Can it be both?
It airs Sunday, May 25 at 9 p.m. I'm sending out a little butterfly ballot of my own — I'm thinking of throwing a little virtual viewing party. . . complete with "Hanging Chad" cocktails — who's in?