I’ve thought and thought about it over the last 24 hours, and I still don’t get Sharon Waxman’s Tom Laughlin-wanting-to-do-a-Billy Jack remake story. It seemed to mainly be about Waxman (or maybe Times editors Michael Ceipley or Jodi Kantor) being a fan, etc. I couldn’t figure any other reason why it ran. Does Laughlin seriously expect people to relate to a 73 year-old barefoot Billy Jack setting things straight about…what?..the religous right, nuclear power, the Iraqi War and the proposing of a third-party candidate? Tom Laughlin and Billy Jack nostalgia are waaaay past the identification or recollection abilities of the general ticket-buying demographic. It would be one thing if Laughlin was planning on hiring a younger guy to play the Native American character, but there was no indication of that in the story….so I don’t get it. What did I miss?