Your Turn: Jack Bauer : In Character From 24, created by Joel Surnow and Robert CochranNominated by Mike McCabeJack Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland, is the protagonist of 24, the hit
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Your Turn: Jack Bauer

From 24, created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran
Nominated by Mike McCabe

Jack Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland, is the protagonist of 24, the hit Fox television show. If someone were to ask me what I think of when someone says America, I would say, with firm delivery, "Red meat, power tools, and Jack Bauer."

Jack Bauer has struck a chord with die hard patriots in our country, along with people who love explosions and firefights. I fit into both of these categories, along with most of America. Jack is the quintessence of what every starry-eyed small town boy dreamed of as a child: a real life superhero.

I am submitting to this forum with words of treachery and deceit, because I do not believe Jack Bauer is a work of fiction. I would like to think of 24 as merely E! True Hollywood Story: Jack Bauer. Jack Bauer is America's guardian angel. Every morning that I wake up, I drop to my knees and thank Jack Bauer for sparing my life. Jack giveth and taketh away.

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