director and screenwriter david mamet says that he is no longer a "brain-dead liberal". in addition, he is also questioning the efficacy of government:
What about the role of government? Well, in the abstract, coming from my time and background, I thought it was a rather good thing, but tallying up the ledger in those things which affect me and in those things I observe, I am hard-pressed to see an instance where the intervention of the government led to much beyond sorrow.

But if the government is not to intervene, how will we, mere human beings, work it all out?

I wondered and read, and it occurred to me that I knew the answer, and here it is: We just seem to. How do I know? From experience. I referred to my own—take away the director from the staged play and what do you get? Usually a diminution of strife, a shorter rehearsal period, and a better production.
my guess: mamet will identify himself publicly as an "independent", since thats the cool thing to do right now, and it will allow him to keep working in hollywood. but he'l probably be voting for more republicans.

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