There are probably better books to do it with than 1984, but none spring immediately to mind. Actually, if Deep Throat hadn't come out of the closet recently, i think a lot of Watergate books (or Philip Roth's Our Gang) might work, what with the Plame cover-up, the lying, the never-ending evil, and all...though the comparison to the current administration wouldn't be as clear. Any other ideas?
At first, i was surprised to see that starchy wasn't involved in this. Then i realized that there must be several rival gangs of tomfoolerists in the San Fran area...which i think could inspire a kick-ass remake of West Side Story or, better yet, The Warriors.