Obama Sidekick Inexplicably Shows Up On Primetime Program: ‘The Political Functionaries Can’t Act’

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 at 8:10 am
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As if you need any more reasons to avoid network programming, CBS keeps making your choice easy.

The Democratic strategist Donna Brazile has played herself on the show three times. Sunday marked the debut of the Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, playing herself in a plot line that saw her going along with an Eli Gold ploy to encourage Alicia to run for state’s attorney. These cameos would make sense if Michelle and Robert King, the show’s creators, were lobbying for some kind of federal production tax credit. And they probably succeed as fan service for a liberal audience of a certain age. But they don’t work as television drama. The political functionaries can’t act — they’re a distraction, and they flatten every scene they’re in. The shock of recognition isn’t worth it.

And with a mug like hers, why scare off the audience? Remember all those primetime shows Bush aides used to show up on? Yeah, neither do we.

 

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4 Responses to “Obama Sidekick Inexplicably Shows Up On Primetime Program: ‘The Political Functionaries Can’t Act’”

  1. Hopey and Changey in every Chamberpot on 29/29/14 at 12:04 pm

    I wouldn’t watch the Central Barack System if they were paying by the minute. BTW…who elected Kommissarka Jarrett to any public office?

  2. Dawn on 29/29/14 at 12:44 pm

    I was a fan of “The Good Wife” until I saw the Iranian Rasputina last night. Will never watch it again.