The Real Housewives of Washington D.C.: Power Players? Get Real!


The following is a special guest review by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd


The fantasy cast of The Real Housewives of Washington D.C. would feature Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and the fearsome Cheney sisters. Not only do these women wield real influence in the capital, they're also the ones you'd want on your side if you ever found yourself in a knife fight in a Hong Kong alley.


But on Bravo, connections are less important than claws. So instead, interspersed with shots of the Washington monuments, we get five women on the periphery of the periphery of power, so far outside the marbled inner sanctum that it required a Watergate-caliber break-in - now known as Salahing - to breach the gates.


Who's sari now? Not Michaele Salahi, the notorious blonde Skeletor and faux socialite from Virginia wine country who crashed the White House Indian state dinner with her polo-playing husband.


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