July 29, 2005


We provided the early smackdown back in the spring over news of the impending Geena Davis as the first chick president tee-vee show, kind of a "Judging Geena: The Most Desparate Housewife on Pennsylvania Avenue" thing. My initial sense was that it was a sinister move by ABC to undercut the most obvious plot line for the West Wing---which involves new VP Leo and President Jimmy Smits crashing Air Force One into a mysterious, haunted island in the South Pacific. Alas, they had been transporting the UNC women's lacrosse team as well as the leadership of the Union of Pouty Male Actors Who Don't Know How To Shave Closely. Meanwhile, back in Dee-Cee, "Josh" discovers a little known clause in the Constitution which makes the Chief of Staff become President---allowing us to properly Hail to the Chief to our righteously first woman president:


President C.J. Craig. Accept no substitutes!


Instead, ABC seeks to bypass this noble plot line by inserting the has-been hackette into the Oval Office. I mean, starring in "Cutthroat Island" to me is sufficient a high crime and misdemeanor to warrant impeachment, no? I mean, it was enough to destroy the career of Matthew Modine (allowing him only to briefly crawl back from waiting tables to play CJ's love interest in one oh-so-memorable episode of The Wing.)

Anyhoo, our old pal The Colossus takes a preemptive crack at the President Geena bandwagon, hitting it at the waterline.

Posted by Steve at July 29, 2005 10:33 AM | TrackBack

Um. Perhaps it's a bad picture, but she looks mighty hung over to me.

Posted by: Robert the LB at July 29, 2005 11:29 AM

Hmmmmmm.... maybe, "CSI Washington: Crossing Geena, Sex in the District" will be more like it. Usually I opt out of these, but I am compelled to say that Geena is hotter. And why should one hot woman in the fake White House preclude another hot woman in the fake White House? You got something against hot women in the fake White House? ;)

Furthermore, Geena can just write off Cutthroat Island as her Christmas in Cambodia. I am sure the records will be lost by now, and all witnesses have died of liver disease. We just need her to get rid of that lucky pirate's hat.

Posted by: tee bee at July 29, 2005 12:15 PM

I hear they wanted to cast Sigourney Weaver as the first female president, but there were fears she might come across as "too butch" for the non-denim/flannel/workboots demographic. "Ix-nay on the illary-hay as an esbian-lay" was the casting decision from Chappaqua, sources say. (Actually, I'm just making that up because i'm a vicious SOB).

I see this show as "Judging Amy Meets The West Wing".

And President C.J.? Sheesh. Not to be overly critical, guys, but she looks like she fell off the Greta van Susteren tree and hit every branch on the way down.

Posted by: The Colossus at July 29, 2005 12:51 PM

Nah, she just looks really stoned.

Posted by: rbj at July 29, 2005 12:59 PM

What....no mention of Dana Delaney.

Same hairdo as in 'China Beach.' Man, was she a whore in that series or what?

Posted by: sadie at July 29, 2005 05:27 PM

Sadie, Sadie, Sadie.....the question is NOT for Vixen -in-Chief, for if it were, hands down it would be Dana.

Memory serves that she did play the role of Chief of Staff to Sam Waterson's President in a really cheezy HBO version of "Seven Days in May" with a really porcine Forrest Whitaker in the Kirk Douglas role.

Anyhoo, the 'ho in China Beach was Marg Heglenberger (sp? too lazy to check IMDB) of CSI fame.

Posted by: Steve the LLamabutcher at July 29, 2005 06:21 PM

Yeah well, Marg Helgenberger doesn't look so great under the light of day....hence her appearance on CSI, where the action takes place in poorly lit streets.

Delaney's nurse in China Beach was the Mary Ann as opposed to Marg's Ginger. They were both whores, it's just that only one took payment of a monetary sort.


Posted by: sadie at July 30, 2005 05:53 AM
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