Television viewers nostalgic for the days when Hollywood did all it could to mock and denigrate the president need only tune into the new TNT drama “Perception.”
The series, starring former “Will & Grace” star Eric McCormack as a crime solver with unusual powers, debuted last night with a segment stripped straight from the Bush Derangement Syndrome’s glory days.
[McCormack’s character] works closely with Special Agent Kate Moretti, played by Rachael Leigh Cook, a former student who recruited Pierce to work with the Bureau.
During a session with his psychiatrist after a rather disturbing psychological incident, Pierce explained that in his dream, he was told that a witness involved in the murder he’s investigating is lying.
To determine if she is, Pierce brought in an aphasiac to be a human lie detector.
Pierce explained to Moretti, “Jimmy’s an aphasiac. He’s lost the ability to comprehend spoken language. To compensate, many aphasiacs become highly sensitive to subtle inflections in speech. Now when we lie, those vocal nuances become more pronounced. Most of us wouldn’t notice, but aphasiacs do. And for some reason to them, it sounds funny.”
The aphasiac was shown Bush’s State of the Union address when he said, “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.”
Not surprisingly, Jimmy broke out laughing.