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Blogs and The West Wing

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Blogs are now totaly part of the part of the political universe. They have shown up twice this season on the West Wing, which is where all politics and popular culture meet as far as I am concerned. Last night had C.J. dogged by trashy blogs putting out that she, umm, was a very good basketball player. Trashy Blogs, my word, who would read such a thing. I’m so glad I’m part of so trendy a trend by writing a blog. You, the reader of this blog, are also trendy for reading this blog, but not as trendy as I, because this thing is harder to write than to read. No really, I’m working hard here.

I would like to take this opportunity to say that the West Wing has bounced back from last season, where it was in real danger of becoming not good. They have really rocked the boat this year and it’s made for good shows. Because the show is just so damn good the “Staff” has stayed on the show much, much longer than real West Wing staff. No real press Secretary could have lasted as long as C.J. in that job. People doing the same thing year after year can drag no matter how snappy the dialoge. In All Too Human George Stephanopoulos once said that “Presidents use their staff up like bullets.” There can be real drama in a staff shake-up with some people leaving, others are promoted and others are not. Not to mention the drama of the departure itself. This action has really broken the show out of a rut.

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  • Eric Olsen

    good stuff Craig, thanks and welcome! I like the way you tie together disparate sources

  • West Wing is especially intereesting this season, as Martin Sheen’s contract will be up at season’s end. Personally, I would not mind seeing WW continue with a new President. After all, by term limits, President Bartlett has to go after this term.