Nancy Pelosi and the GOP: It’s spy vs. spy, ‘James Bond’ style

May 26, 2009 | 2:15 p.m.

During the presidential campaign there was a staggering amount of fanboy imagery and pop-culture crossover. We saw Sarah Palin in “Tales from the Crypt and Barack Obama with Vulcan ears. John McCain got his own comic book and we heard political statements (both the heartfelt variety and the winking kind) from the likes of Wonder Woman and Lando Calrissian. Wow, when did the national political scene turn into a comic-book convention?

Well, the election is long gone, but politics never really take a holiday — nor do politicos ever tire of drafting Hollywood heroes as symbolic messages and cultural shorthand. Take this new GOP commercial that uses a certain secret agent to take a few shots at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi


Feel free to express your thoughts on Pelosi and the GOP in the comments section (don’t ask us what we think, we’re neutral — we cast our vote for pop culture), but before you do that, check out this montage of Bond openings through the years. Now that’s something we can support….

— Jevon Phillips & Geoff Boucher


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Artwork courtesy of Marvel Comics

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