Skip to comments.Madam President doesn't cut it (Andrew Bolt)
Posted on 04/19/2006 3:09:26 PM PDT by naturalman1975
SO much for the first female president of the United States. She faces the sack not a year after winning power.
Last year, America's ABC network unveiled its latest hot series -- Commander in Chief, starring Geena Davis as the president the US deserved.
It got rave reviews, of course, because which journalist wouldn't love such a leader?
Many also salivated at what it meant for the female politicians of their choice.
So Bob Kunst of hillarynow.com, a website promoting the candidacy of Democrat Senator Hillary Clinton, wife of president Bill, enthused to Vanity Fair: "Hillary must have friends at ABC."
Indeed, her former deputy communications director was a scriptwriter on the show. Her husband's former social secretary was on the crew, too.
And so 17 million viewers watched the first episode to see what the fuss was about. And how quickly they turned off -- just 10 million are still watching, and the show seems doomed.
It was much the same story here for Channel 7. The first show, hyped in part by chatter that Labor's Julia Gillard could benefit in her tilt for Labor's leadership, screened in March and was watched by 1.7 million people.
Six weeks later, just one million were still turned on.
So what happened? It seems unlikely the public couldn't cope with the idea of a female leader, given its initial interest.
The real problem seems to be the kind of leader that notoriously Left-wing Hollywood yet again fed them -- one too "nice" to be true, or even safe.
Let's see. This is a woman who is too decent to bother even running for elections, being picked instead as an replacement vice-president by a Republican president trying to go for the women's vote. She only gets his job because the old devil promptly drops dead.
And she gets to work. Faced with a war with a foreign dictator, she solves it all by pleading for his people to revolt. Why didn't George Bush think of simply asking nicely?
When a terrorist is arrested en route to bombing a US primary school, the president is faced with a choice -- to torture him for more information or raid a terrorist camp for clues. She raids the camp, foils the plot and sacks the underling who naughtily tortured the terrorist when she wasn't looking. Why didn't Bush act so gently?
On it goes. The president prevents a nuclear war with North Korea just by saying sorry. She ends a hostage crisis by talking to the terrorists.
I suspect most viewers figured this kind of president was so unreal as to be dangerous if she ever got her hands on true power. Click.
And I have no doubt Julia Gillard and Hillary Clinton know that, too.
Female politicians who want to be taken seriously can't afford to live up to this debilitating stereotype of "feminine politics". The ones who succeed in the West tend to take the world as they find it -- tough and hard. List them: Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi and the great Margaret Thatcher.
So, yes, impeach Geena Davis. She failed not because she was a woman, but because she was as wet as a typical Hollywood activist. We prefer the Right woman for the top job.
May President Hillary suffer the same fate.
The article doesn't actually say that the show has been cancelled, as I read it.
"Wet"? Pardon my ig'nance, but what does that mean in this context?
I knew the show was doomed from the first time the producers and cast met with hollywood news reporters. A reporter asked if anyone was a Republican. None were and one of the producers said that was an unfair question to ask of "creative" people.
Everytime you kill a left-wing TV show, a liberal cries.
It's pretty bad when the democrats can't even maintain a 'make believe' presidency.
None were and one of the producers said that was an unfair question to ask of "creative" people.
Liberals are such idiots, and they stand out in a crowd, so to speak. This Hillary presidential charade was doomed from the beginning -- it was more than transparent. Just the libs living out their utopian agendas however they can.
Wet behind the ears. Naive.
Naah; she'll get the nomination and then choke in the general election. She won't ever set foot in the Oval Office again.
When its cancelled, the producers will claim its because of a right-wing conspiracy.
Martin Sheen was more believeable. Whatever his personal politics, his character acted more like Hubert Humphrey than Walter Mondale.
Nothing to do with a woman president. The program sucked. That simple.
Maintaining a world is COMPLICATED. Without the invisible hand. And lefties don't want the invisible hand of market pressure.
Is there ANYTHING, according to the left, that CAN'T be blamed on a vast right-wing conspiracy?
The show has been cancelled.
And his solutions to problems facing the nation were slightly more believable than the Care Bear Stare approach taken by Geena Davis.
No. Every time you kill a left-wing TV show, an angel gets his wings. Don't you know anything?