Two West Wing NUGGETS to make us forget about that other Aaron Sorkin series for awhile:
1. Despite being off the air for six years, the show’s still teaching the world to love Allison Janney and, less importantly, democracy:
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton drew laughter Wednesday in Washington as she recounted a conversation with Myanmar’s lower house speaker from her visit to the country last year.
Clinton said: He “said to me, `Help us learn how to be a democratic congress, a Parliament. He went on to tell me that they were trying to teach themselves by watching old segments of The West Wing.” (Via)
They also learned how to sleep with their cousins from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
2. The entire cast reunited for a video on behalf of Bridget Mary McCormack, who, as I found out after watching said video, is running on the nonpartisan ticket for Michigan’s Supreme Court. The eff, you might be asking? Well, Bridget is the sister of Mary McCormack, who played Deputy National Security Advisor Kate Harper in seasons 5-7. I’m not related to anyone on the cast, but if someone from Community wants to help me run for National Boob And/Or Ice Cream Inspector, which is a totally real title, I wouldn’t say no.