When 'Veep's Selina Meyer Runs for President, There are One Too Many Steps — VIDEO
We're total suckers for the bumbling sideshow of nincompoopified assholery that is the office of Selina Meyer, Vice President of the United States. The central focus of HBO's VEEP is everything we love to hate about politco and Washington politics-types. There are insults, backstabbing, blatant disregard for the American people, a vitriolic hatred of the freedoms they are afforded, and a heck of a lot of incompetence, all rolled into one beautifully effective comedic package. And with Julia Louis-Dreyfus' character on the road to the Oval Office, that shit has been cranked up to eleven.
Corny ceremonial nonsense is, of course, the name of the game when you're starting a presidential campaign. Grandstanding and blow-harding with the best of them, Meyer is one of the best political embodiments on TV. Her complete and utter disdain for the people she is so honored to be serving feels — at least in 2014 — so on-the-nose with today's congress and senators that it serves as a bit of a salve for all the lashing us regular ol' Normals are taking as part of the price of our own, so-called freedoms. USA! USA! USA!
And, of course, the show would be remiss if it didn't also skewer the weirdly specific and tonally opposed rules most political campaigns are fueled by. "You may never meet her, personally, she may never catch your eye or ever thank you, but: Selina Meyer will never forget you," Amy states with a straight face, reminding us how "of the people, by the people, and for the people" our American government truly is. Huzzah!