Saturday, May 22, 2010

Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (2008)

Stefan Forbes


“Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story” is an award-winning 2008 documentary on the campaign tactics used by Lee Atwater while working on the George H.W. Bush 1988 presidential campaign, and how those tactics have transformed presidential campaigns in the United States.

Boogie Man is about Lee Atwater, a blues-playing rogue whose rise from the South to Chairman of the GOP made him a political rock star. He mentored George W. Bush and Karl Rove while leading the Republican party to historic victories, helping make liberal a dirty word, and transforming the way America elects our Presidents. In interviews with Republicans and friends of Atwater, Boogie Man examines his role in America’s shift to the right. To Democrats offended by the 1988 Willie Horton controversy, Atwater was a remorseless political assassin dubbed by one Congresswoman “the most evil man in America.” The film examines his irreverent sense of humor, his understanding of the American heartland, and his unapologetic vision of politics as war. It ends with a portrait of a cynic's deathbed search for meaning.

People from Inter Media have contacted me regarding this documentary and they kindly asked from me to remove it. If you like a preview of this documentary I can send it to you via email.

By the way if you like it you should buy it.

Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story

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