bartley's blog You need one more drop of poison and you'll dream of foreign lands en End the War on Drugs for more of the Wire <p>Attorney General Eric Holder at a press conference the other day:<br /> <a href=""><i>"I want to speak directly to [Co-creator Ed] Burns and Mr. Simon: Do another season of The Wire,” said as the audience laughed and applauded.“That’s actually at a minimum. … If you don’t do a season, do a movie. We’ve done HBO movies, this is a series that deserves a movie. I want another season or I want a movie. I have a lot of power Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon.”</i></a></p> <p>David Simon's response:<br /> <a href=""><i>"The Attorney-General's kind remarks are noted and appreciated. 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