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"paul hickman" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"So many people who came up to me and said this will change. Life. I can actually drive my kids school without driving in fear. And there's just so many things that came from that that are all good to. Thank you. Okay. And now my third point of this Leo Bartlett. Josh Santos parallelism is at the end of the episode after he sort of made the principled stand while still kind of adhering to some version of not talking about the driver's license. Bill itself. He goes in. He actually stands with the governor of California as he vetos it. He's sort of able to kind of have it both ways in that moment. But most importantly, I think, you know, he stands with his beliefs and visibly is objecting to the Bill, even if he isn't saying anything about it after all of that happens. He does one more round of press. And it's only after that point that you let him say the words. What's next? Yes. Yeah. And I thought he earned it now. Yeah. That's true. I always felt I've said this before this even in his absence. This was Aaron Sorkin show, obviously Santos. It was a different guy. He was a Latino mayor had this completely different background and jed Bartlett. But some of this was imagining what the Leo Bartlett dynamic would have been like that. We only got little hints of through their conversations and through the way, they behaved in the White House. And that was the fun of this was I always would try to imagine. What Aaron would do could you reference something he had done? So all of that is deliberate. Yeah, I loved how that was set up. At least the way that I read it that there were these two moments of him being very sort of unrest winglike or Bartlett ask. And then finally he changes direction, and then he gets to actually say towards I thought there's a nice tip of the hat to Aaron in the inability of any of the characters get Paul Hickman's name, right? Talking to ask, of course. Yes. His tropes were certainly open season on those and we got to meet Tillman. I was delighted to obviously a major figure for will Bailey. Having written the speech delivered by Gabe Tillman at the Stanford club. It was nice to finally meet governor Gabriel Tillman and see in in the form of Ray wise. Yeah, he was great. And I thought you know, he's a great actor. He was in regional twin peaks and has been in so many great movies. I just looked at his I'm DB patriots two hundred thirty eight credits. Ray wise, it's been in everything. One of my favorite credits of his is in the music video for the song wishes by beach house, those directed by Eric Wareham of Tim and Eric. Oh my goodness. I will check it out. It's a great weird video, and it really pulls in all of the weirdness of Ray Weise's, Leland Palmer, and unleashes it. But you know, it's funny because Tillman is this big figure because of his prominence in our introduction to will. Bailey. But I was actually thrown off from connecting him just because of the casting of Ray wise, it actually took me a second to realize that this was the same person. I think because Ray wise is has such a specific face at how to put this more articulately, but he has such a specific face that in some ways, it's too specific for what I was imagining for governor Tillman being this offscreen political figure, I just imagined somebody more generic, well, it's also true sometimes that when you have an actor who's very recognisable from something it's harder to imagine them as some fictional creation. You're bringing your other reference points to it. It's one of the reasons I think some of the great TV shows west wing included, you know, this shows make the stars and not the other way around. And I think that's that's often said about TV as opposed to movies. You want to just believe that Josh Melina is will Bailey that Bradford Woodford is Josh Lyman in. I think. Some of the episodes where we cast very recognizable. Guest stars. It takes a little longer to so buy into them as the characters. That's always the case. Okay. Let's take a quick break. And when we come back, we'll have more on LA Palabra with Eli Abby. Since our.
"paul hickman" Discussed on Here & Now
"Family friends and constituents are gathering today at Arizona's capital to pay their respects to Senator John McCain. This is the first of two days of services in Phoenix before his remains are taken from the state he'd represented since the nineteen eighties, John McCain died of brain cancer Saturday. He was eighty one this week. We're examining his political legacy. And today we look at immigration. Matthew Casey from member station k. j. z. reports the McCain made multiple attempts to change US immigration laws. Even though his ideas were not always popular in Arizona. Back in two thousand and four Senator. John McCain told a congressional subcommittee. There was an urgent need for immigration reforms c. span recorded the hearing. Thank you, miss chairman and Senator Kennedy. I will be very brief McCain read out loud from a newspaper story about the conditions inside a Phoenix home where police found more than one hundred fifty documented immigrants forced to live in filth, arms smugglers. These kinds of situations were why congress had to act. You know what the conventional wisdom is. We're going to talk about it. We're going to bait it. We're going to discuss it and nothing is going to happen this year because the issue is too hot politically, too hot. Politically. A former employee of John McCain says the deaths of undocumented people in the zone desert drove him to try immigration reform. And the six term Senator never lacked the political courage to confront the issue. I remember John McCain coming back to Zona and telling his stuff both here and on the hill. We're going to do a lot of research. We're going to do our homework. We're going to introduce a Bill. We're going to introduce a comprehensive immigration reform Bill. Paul Hickman was there in two thousand when McCain. I tried to tackle the issue in the Senate. Hickman who worked for McCain for almost twenty years says his old boss wasn't afraid to lose his political career over immigration, which will be a huge part of his legislative legacy. And that's why I love John McCain because he's always done with. He thought was the right thing to do damn the torpedoes in the years after nine eleven McCain tried to pass immigration reform with Democrats like Ted Kennedy, Fred solemn, a professor of politics and international affairs at northern Arizona university has followed McCain's work on immigration. He's been willing to talk to multiple people. He's been a maverick in enlisting two different voices, but his actual policy positions have shifted over time during McCain. Second presidential run in two thousand eight, fellow Republicans attacked him for backing amnesty for people in the country illegally in two thousand ten when Arizona took a hard right. Turn on immigration. McCain reportedly waited to the last minute to back the controversial. Show me your papers law. Here's what he told the conservative channel Newsmax TV. I think the legislation is clearly a reaction to the federal government's failure to carry out its responsibilities and secure our borders. There was also this campaign ad drug and human smuggling home invasions, murdered in the video McCain walks along the border and no gala, Sarah Zona with former Penau county sheriff. Paul W who says the plan McCain and former Senator John Kyle to secure the border was quote perfect and complete the dang fence. It'll work this time Senator. You're one of us. The ad helped McCain win a primary challenge from the right and then his fifth term in the Senate and the next election, he survived a similar test. McCain was able to walk the tightrope between supporting comprehensive immigration reform and voters opposed to so called amnesty by focusing on. Border security in election years says, former employees, Paul, Hickman, but he didn't change his his position on the necessity of comprehensive immigration reform ever, Fred solid. The politics professor says, McCain's twenty ten campaign ads shows. Otherwise he was calling for a wall before Donald Trump was calling for a wall McCain pivoted again in two thousand thirteen when he backed a path to citizenship for some undocumented people as a member of the bipartisan gang avait. Here he told lawmakers that most Americans wanted congress to act on immigration reform. I hope they understand that the status quo was totally unacceptable. The status quo is day facto amnesty. The status quo is eleven million people living in the shadows and they aren't going home. The Senate passed the gang of eight Bill, but the house let it die on the vine McCain survived..