Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood
Got into this recently, as the household got HBO for three months and On Demand enables watching the whole enchilada.
Hysterical. I'm a big fan now, and the whole ensemble is superb.
Me too. I've only been watching for a few weeks, but I love it. The show so deftly captures everything that is so awful about Washington: the meanness, the lies, the incessant BS, the opportunistic politico weanies eager to glam on to anyone who can further their careers, the kiss ass suckups, the pandering to special interests and donors, the back stabbing, the anxiety over the most insignificant gaffes, the incessant public apologies that are really non-apologies, the empty meaningless rhetoric, the cynical sound bites full of buzzwords, the lack of backbone and courage of one's convictions, the eager scramble and race to jump off a ship everyone thinks is sinking, etc. No one there knows the meaning of the word "loyalty." As one of my favorite writers P.J. O'rourke called Congress (although it applies to the executive branch as well), nearly everyone there is a "parliament of whores."
The writing on this show is spot on, and it's funny as hell. The only downer about it is that It's scary how close it is to being a documentary.