there are plenty of moron politicians in EVERY state (and nation for that matter).
Of course that's true. The stereotype of a Republican senator from the South makes me think of a grouchy old bible-thumping conservative saying things like "50 million Americans can't be wrong," even though it's just that, a stereotype... there are enough people like that though that one can see where such a stereotype would come from.
As for The Matrix, I disagree that it's a crappy franchise. I think the Matrix universe is very enticing and worthy of exploration, as I think The Animatrix demonstrated well. The Revolutions trailer looked cool to me, but it seems like they're making some of the same mistakes as Reloaded... especially completely cheapening the character of Agent Smith. Goddamnit, he's not supposed to have cheesy one-liners and evil cackles! I mean, his "humanity is a virus" speech from the first film wasn't exactly breathtakingly original, but I liked it, it worked. Now he's saying shit like "Mr. Anderson... we missed you," along with all the dumb crap he did in the second movie. Hopefully after seeing Revolutions, Reloaded will seem better, even though that shouldn't be so. I dunno, seems like they're playing it up as this huge climactic ending, which they should, and so it looks cool. I just hope they don't drop the ball.