A few days ago in this post, I linked to a Forbes article that claims big business is "waging a secret election-campaign war on judges who favor plaintiffs in tort cases." Sounds sinister, but is it enough for a Michael-Moore-style documentary? At least one production company thinks so. Its movie-in-progress is titled "Madison County Documentary," and it has a website that proclaims:
The "Madison County Documentary" (working title) is a work-in-progress by filmmaker Wayne Ewing about the 2004 race for the Supreme Court in Madison County, Illinois. Democrat Fifth District Appellate Justice Gordon Maag is running against Republican Circuit Judge Lloyd Karmeier in a race that is attracting national attention. The US Chamber of Commerce has pledged to spend $50 million dollars defeating selected judges around America in 2004 ("The Secret War On Judges" - Forbes Magazine, July 2003) and Maag is one of those judges targeted for extinction.
So far, I have not been contacted about a role in the film, starring or otherwise. Should it happen, I will of course insist that Tom Cruise portray me. I know it's a documentary and all, but I want to be sure the finished project pleases Professor Althouse, who revealed her fondness for Tom Cruise in this classic post. If my partner and wife Andrea is in the film, she should, of course, be played by this actress--even though it's a documentary.
Those are our demands. That's how it's done in Hollywood, right? And since Hollywood has come to Madison County--well, whatever.