In the 1967 movie “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?” Joanna “Joey” Drayton (Katharine Houghton) is a young white American woman who has had a whirlwind romance with Dr. John Prentice (Sidney Poitier), an African American man she met while on a holiday in Hawaii. The plot is centered on Joanna’s return to her liberal upper class American home in San Francisco, bringing her new fiance to dinner to meet her parents (Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn), and the reaction of family and friends.
Shocking topic for America in 1967. In the contemporary version, to be played in Washington D.C. this coming weekend, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be sitting down to dinner with former Hawaii resident and current President Barack Hussein Obama at an exclusive club dinner in Washington.
Palin has started her own political action committee and laughed off suggestions that she’s in line for an $11 million book deal. Her stated intention of attending the dinner is strictly to promote Alaska’s interests as its governor.
It should prove interesting to see who commands bigger headlines for attending this event…