It’s been a rough couple of months for Democrats. Republicans own the House of Representatives and the Senate, and as you might have heard, there’s a Republican in the Oval Office. What are NPR-listening, tea-sipping liberals to do? Pin your hopes on a fictional failed president, apparently.
In an article in the Washington Post about the upcoming season of Veep and the difficulties of satirizing real life when real life feels like a satire, showrunner David Mandel said Donald Trump’s “golden showers” report “out-Veeped Veep. It doesn’t even matter if it’s true or not. The fact that everyone is talking about [this] is just madness.” Speaking of madness: star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who’s won seven acting Emmys and that still seems low, revealed that she’s been approached by “top Democrats” to run for office. “Not in a million years, she said she told them,” according to the Post. Hey, if it worked for one former-NBC star, who’s to say it won’t work for another?
Had she won a Golden Globe this year, Louis-Dreyfus had [a] joke prepared. Given her show’s track record of foreseeing the future, she planned to say, maybe they could nudge history in the right direction by making the next season about a skilled and competent president who never stoops to petty social media feuds. (Via)
To quote a line from Veep season six that was filmed on — because, of course — Election Day: “Ugh, democracy. What a f*cking horror show.”
(Via the Washington Post)