1. Rest of the dialogue.

    “I’m going to kidnap him. I’m going to kidnap the President of the United States.”

    “Two words: President Cheney.”

    “Er… Let me think on it some more. What if we kidnap the vice-president.”

    “You’d be a hero, sir. You would get the medal of freedom. They would sing your praises in the streets of Baghdad. Dan Quayle would come out of retirement to restore harmlessness to the office of vice president. But there is a downside.”

    “Bush would still be president?”

    “No. But do you own any Halliburton stock?”


    “I do. Wouldn’t it be easier if we just made an appointment?”

  2. I’d usually say it’s unfair and simplistic to blame a single person for all the movies like this, but really, truly, this is all Dan Brown’s fault.

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