Mars Attacks!

What is your take on this, Jerry?
The people will love it, Mr. President.
Our conflict is whether we ambush
the 6:00 news or hold out for prime time.

Screw the press.
This is a need-to-know situation.

We should make it top secret,
and should move in with Defcon Four.

We can't sit on this.
General Casey, do you have an opinion?
Well, sir...
:04:34 we know they are hostile?
What do you mean?
They have the planet surrounded
by thousands of warships!

Do we know they're warships?
Professor, what do we know about them?
They're very advanced technologically.
Which suggests, rightfully so,
that they're peaceful.

An advanced civilization is,
by definition, not barbaric.

Mr. President...
...this is a great day.
I and all my colleagues...
...are extremely excited.
Extraterrestrial life.
You're right, Jerry.
The people are going to love it.
This is a momentous occasion.
Mr. President-
We'll go all media on this.
I'll wear my Cerruti suit.
I'll need a good speech.
...historical and yet...
...warm, neighborly.
Abraham Lincoln meets
Leave it to Beaver, kind of thing.

Are they too old-fashioned?
No, I don't think so.
This has got the colors but, no.
I don't think so.

Not vivid enough.
Nancy had this in the library.
Yes, indeed.
I don't think so.
I thought perhaps the watered silk.
This week it's on sale.

I hardly think I need worry about that.
My husband is the leader of the free world.