9 TV Characters That Hillary Clinton Needs In Her Presidential Staff, From Leslie Knope To Daenerys Targaryen
GUYS, I don't know if you've been living under a rock all day, but, if not, you've probably heard by now: Hillary Clinton has officially announced her campaign for presidency. Now, we've still got a long journey ahead of us before Clinton can actually claim the Democratic nomination (and even longer before she can claim the presidency), but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate this momentous occasion. Though Clinton lost the 2008 primaries to President Barack Obama, she became the Secretary of State, and she's also got gigs in the New York Senate and as First Lady of the United States under her belt — so, by the looks of things, Clinton is ready to go. (Also, don't forget the fact that Hillary Clinton has Meryl Streep in her corner. If that can't win you a presidency, I don't know what will.)
So, there's no debating that Clinton is qualified for the job. But, if Clinton were to become the president (be still my bleeding feminist heart), she would need to fill her cabinet and staff with the best and brightest in the nation. If The West Wing taught us anything — other than the fact that Aarok Sorkin loves long shots, of course — it's that it takes a whole lot more than a qualified Chief of Staff to run the White House. Contrary to what I'd like to believe, it's not as simple as Beyoncé and Oprah sitting in the Oval Office with Clinton, making the world a better place.
Since some of the most accurate representations of American politics take place on the small screen — according to the folks in D.C., VEEP really gets it — here's a collection of TV characters who would make for a great White House staff, hand-picked by yours truly.
Vice President — Leslie Knope (Parks And Recreation)
Clinton/Knope 2016. Unstoppable.
Secretary of State — Selina Meyer (VEEP)
Take 'em down, ladies.
White House Chief of Staff — Jack Donaghey (30 Rock)
Who better to lead the White House staff than Jack? No one, and that GIF is proof.
Department of Defense — Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)
SHE'S THE MOTHER OF DRAGONS. That alone makes her insanely qualified.
Department of the Treasury — Ben Wyatt (Parks And Recreation)
Forget Ice Town — Ben's come a long way.
Department of Education — Tami Taylor (Friday Night Lights)
Plain and simple.
Press Secretary — Peggy Olson (Mad Men)
Master of "the spin."
Adviser — Eric Taylor (Friday Night Lights)
Literally the best giver of advice ever.
White House Communications Director — Olivia Pope (Scandal)
I rest my case.