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Oct 25, 2005

"The West Wing" and The West Wing
Does anyone else find it interesting that on The West Wing there was a security leak from one of President Bartlett's closest advisors, and in the White House, there is an investigation into a leak that appears to be coming from the Vice President?? I am sure the writers of The West Wing were just playing into current news stories, but I love it. It's like a behind the scenes look at what happens when someone is indicted for a leak. On that note, Cheney might or might not be in some big trouble...Anyone want to guess who Bush would nominate to be the new VP if Cheney did have resign?? WOW, that would interesting...
posted by Ty @ 10/25/2005
At 12:26 PM, October 25, 2005, Blogger Dylan said...

It's a real difference between the Sorkin-esque "I'll tell stories that were topical during the Clinton administration" and the Wells "Let's tell stories ripped from the headlines because it works for Law and Order" method.

I'm not as big a fan of this current incarnation of the West Wing as I was the first four years, but it's been... well... it's been alright. I find the leak story full of holes (Did they ever actually publically admit there was a military space shuttle? They never said. If Toby just informed Greg Brock of the military space shuttle based on the rumors he'd heard and his brother bragging a little bit, it is hardly proof of a tresaonous leak, because he didn't know the information for a fact and he didn't know it to be classified. If it is based on what CJ asked him (about if his brother had ever hinted), then that isn't fact either because CJ, at the time, didn't know if a military space shuttle existed either.

That being said, I think there is the possibility that Toby wasn't the leaker, and he's covering. (Which is why CJ called Leo, why the President was so stern with him in front of Babish, why Babish seemed to not be buying any of it, etc).

I could go on and on. This show is interesting, but it is in a much different way than the old show was.


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