Walter Sobchak

Tim Pawlenty Takes Early Lead in the Walter Sobchak Primary
July 15, 2011

[Guest post by Matthew Zeitlin] In this exchange with Tim Pawlenty, conservative economist Larry Kudlow points out that failure to raise the debt ceiling means economic disaster, and that it will be impossible to get the Senate to pass an ambitious “cut, cap and balance” plan.

The True Greatness Of Walter Sobchak
April 28, 2010

A.O. Scott has a series of brief video appreciations of old films. I don't know how I missed this, but one of the reviews is of the Big Lebowski. The series is a lot of fun to watch, and I like Scott's selection of films in general, not just this one. That said, the review seems to miss the things that make the movie great.

Do You See What Happens?
March 25, 2008

A couple colleagues asked if it's really fair to describe The Big Lebowski's Walter Sobchak as a foreign policy hawk. I believe this clip ("unchecked agression"... "line in the sand") definitively backs me up: Also, as far as the similarities between Walter and McCain, this scene parallels the Iraq war so closely it's incredible to believe it was made before the war: --Jonathan Chait