Political Animals Looks, Walks, Acts Like the Clintons

You can admit it or ignore it but the characters in the new USA Network mini-series Political Animals strike awfully close to home -- Bill and Hillary Clinton's home. If you have a situation where a president has served as many terms as he can and was the subject of sexual gossip and innuendos throughout his terms, it sounds like Bill Clinton. Add to that if you have the wife of this man running for president and losing, only to end up serving as Secretary of State, it sounds like Hillary Clinton. In the series they are called Bud Hammond (Ciaran Hines) and Elaine Barrish Hammond (Sigourney Weaver).

This show also throws in a dutiful son, Douglas, played blandly by James Wolk. The Hammonds also have a younger son, JT, who is played blandly by Sebastian Stan. Then there is Elaine's mother, a former showgirl named Margaret, who is played over the top by Ellen Burstyn. In a return to his role in Heroes, Adrian Pasdar creepily plays the president. Read More...



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Aug 30, 2012 9:36PM EDT

cool show and yes like the Clintons

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