Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Monday, January 24, 2005

It's a tough problem when you known your opponent is making more sense

In a cute NY Times article about whether, in the fictional world of The West Wing, a Democrat presidential candidate (played by Jimmy Smits) or a Republican presidential candidate named Vinick (played by Alan Alda) will become President if the show is renewed next season, the show's executive producer, John Wells, had this to say:

'The difficulty we've been having writing the Vinick character is that he makes an awful lot of sense,' said Mr. Wells, 48, who won't disclose his party affiliation but says he tends to be more liberal. 'Vinick's very articulate. And he presents a point of view very straightforwardly.'
Does it occur to anyone at the show, especially Lawrence O'Donnell, the head writer, that there's a message in that little piece of irony?