Tuesday, July 23, 2019

'High Noon' For Mueller Tomorrow

Deja Brew...the feeling you had this coffee before...

Good Day World!

Just for fun let's turn the clock back to 1952 to an Academy Award winning movie, High Noon, with Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly.

You're patience will pay off. There is a point to this.

The story takes place in a small town in the New Mexico Territory of the Old West. The time has come for the town Marshal Will Kane (Gary Cooper), to retire after marrying Amy Fowler (Grace Kelly).

They plan to start a new life, raise a family, and run a store in another town. But life is complicated. A vicious criminal, Frank Miller (Ian MacDonald) that Kane sent to prison, was released and was due in town they day they were leaving.

His mission was clear. Get revenge by gunning Kane down. Aware that Miller, and his gang, were coming after him, Kane tries to get help from the towns citizens, but they were too afraid of the outlaws

Part of Kane just wanted to leave, but he was aware that he still had a duty to the townspeople, and the rule of law. It gets real hard when his new wife gives him an ultimatum to leave with her, or stay without her.

In the final scene Kane stands up to the four outlaws, killing two outright and getting wounded. You hear the train whistle, then you see Kane's wife run into the sheriff's office, grab a gun, and run to help her husband. She kills one outlaw, the last one, Frank, grabs her, but she breaks away, and Kane shoots him dead.

The end.

Today.

The question is, will Mueller run away from his duty and not cooperate when he appears before Congress tomorrow?

Or, will he break out of the Gary Cooper mode he's been in, and answer all the questions the panel asks before riding off into the sunset for the last time?

Everyone on both sides of the aisle have respect for Mueller - the lone truthful man who honorably served his government for decades before retiring. 

Is it fair to expect Mueller to emulate a character from a western movie? I think it is. 

In both cases we have a lone man who can make a difference in people's lives if he stands up for our values, and the rule of law.

Will Kane stood his ground when it counted. Let's hope Mueller does too.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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