Dick Polman: Lincoln movie shows messy process behind noble results

Posted on Sunday, Nov 25, 2012
If only we could hustle President Obama and Congress into a screening room and require repeated viewings of Lincoln. And if only we could lock ourselves in there as well, because the smartest film ever made about politics offers nuanced insights about the messy reality of governance, and about a democratic process run by flawed mortals whose noble aims often require ignoble means.