A Maverick Female Secretary of State – Gosh, Who Could They Be Thinking Of?
Bill Quick

There They Go Again: CBS Tries a ‘Maverick’ Female Secretary of State Drama | NewsBusters

Nine years, later CBS has approved a pilot for “Madam Secretary,” starring Tea Leoni as a “maverick female Secretary of State” who “balances a complex family life.” There’s no word on whether “complex” means wildly adulterous husband. The Hollywood Reporter elaborated:

From Homeland’s Barbara Hall, Madam Secretary centers on the personal and professional life of a maverick female secretary of state as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life.

Leoni will play Elizabeth Faulkner McGill, a teacher turned secretary of state who is described as striking in every way and full of passion for everything she does.

“Maverick” would seem to rule out Condi Rice, a woman Hollywood and other liberals saw as a Bush doormat. TV scribes see “Madam Secretary” as another version of the CBS hit “The Good Wife,” in which the lead character was married to an….adulterous politician. That fits.

The Good Wife is very well done.  This thing, though, sounds like a standard Hollywood propaganda potboiler.  I doubt it will last beyond the first season.

Bill Quick

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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