Senator Hansen's Loom from the Movie, The Contender

Topics: Barack Obama, United States Senate, Vice President of the United States Pages: 3 (1073 words) Published: February 9, 2006
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In this paper I will clearly explain Senator Hansen's loom from the movie "The Contender" in dealing with the scandal, balance and similarity Senator Hanson's scandal with Jack Ryan also his brief U.S. Senate candidacy, judge whether or not Senator Hanson and Jack would have (or should have) benefited from being totally open at the beginning of there scandal. Senator Hanson's was impeccable over the way she handled the sex scandal the press, Congress and the American people judgment. "The People of this nation can stomach quite a bit. But the one thing they can't stomach is the image of a vice president with a mouthful of cock" (Lurie "The Contender). When Kermit said that to Mrs. Hanson it set up the conflict for the rest of the movie, & how it was going to affect the way Mrs. Hanson handled herself & her dignity? "I'm not going to comment on the whole thing it's beneath me and it's beneath the press" (Lurie "The Contender"). Mrs. Hanson tried to run away from the sex scandal that happen on American Live & with Shelly Runyon believed that his word was the right word. Shelly will stop at nothing to derail Hanson's chances for the vice presidency. Hanson finds herself embroiled in a battle where she is hampered by her own high ethical standards while her opponents have no such handicaps. "If I were a man, nobody would care how many sexual partners I had in college and if it wasn't relevant for a man, then it's not relevant for a woman" (Lurie "The Contender") telling Congressman Reginald Webber why she isn't fighting the battle. Mrs. Hanson approached her sex scandal differently then Jack Ryan did. They were asked by their party if anything happened & both lied to their parties and to the voters. Jack Ryan & his political running came to a standstill with lies, over his judgment for the Senate. During the running of 2004 Senate race, Jack Ryan was faced with Democrat Barack Obama &...
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