If you’re turned off by politics and yearning to confirm your worst instincts about what politicians are like, you’ll love HBO’s new series Veep. It’s satire, and British satire at that, and for Americans who basked in the idealism of The West Wing and how it foreshadowed Barack Obama’s election, Veep does the opposite. It looks back, elevating a Sarah Palin–like figure to the vice presidency with a narrative that relies on one-liners that provoke uneasy laughter and expose the smallness of the veep’s vision.

READ FULL ARTICLE AT THE DAILY BEAST

 

 

© Eleanor Clift 2011. All Rights Reserved. All trademark rights to marks used on this website are property of the owner of this website unless separately acknowledged.