Leading Ladies

Women dominate 2012 politics on TV, if not at the polls

Veep: HBO; Scandal: Danny Feld / ABC; The Good Wife: CBS; Parks and Recreation: Paul Drinkwater / NBC

Selina Meyer has come a long way. She rose through the party ranks, ran for President, nearly won the nomination, and became Vice President. So what kind of press clips is she getting? An article comparing her wardrobe with that of the President's wife asked, "Who's the real First Lady?"

The premise of Veep, a satire premiering on HBO April 22, seems at the same time futuristic and sadly dated. When creator Armando Iannucci sold the series to the network in 2010, the previous election had a female Democratic front runner and a female Republican vice-presidential nominee widely expected to run...

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