Rumormongers are whispering about a new documentary on John Kerry's 2004 Presidential campaign that may wreck any chance the Senator might have for running again in 2008. Highlights of Inside the Bubble
, which was shot with the permission of the Kerry campaign, allegedly include a scene of Kerry nervously babbling in Italian before an interview, a shot of Hillary Clinton rolling her eyes whilst watching Kerry debate, and numerous other gaffes and bloopers featuring various Kerry staffers and supporters. Though director Steve Rosenbaum refers to himself as "a lifelong Democrat" and Kerry supporter, the film's press release describes it as following "a disorganized, contentious, self-absorbed team
that thought they could win by 'not making mistakes,' and keeping their
candidate in the public eye without clarifying a position on anything."
Kerry staffer David Wade - who appears in the film - is going out of his way to slag Bubble
off as "a childish home movie." "The 20 poor souls subjected to this movie," he tells Lloyd Grove
, "will be reaching for caffeine and begging for old Lamar Alexander tapes on C-Span 2. Michael Moore has nothing to fear. I think the working title was The Snore Room
." That's a cute soundbite, but doesn't it sound like maybe the wonk doth protest too much?