10 Soap Opera Politicians Who'd Get Our Vote
No. 9: Elaine Barrish, Political Animals
USA Network's Political Animals only ran one season, but we will forever be grateful to the Greg Berlanti miniseries for electing to cast movie legend Sigourney Weaver as tough-as-nails Secretary of State Elaine Barrish. The obvious Hillary Clinton stand-in tangled with a randy, Southern-fried, former POTUS for an ex-husband; a president who was more flash than substance; a pair of twin sons who caused her their own respective brands of grief and a drunken, mama-from-hell (The iconic Ellen Burstyn as Margaret Barrish).
What was even more impressive, Elaine accomplished all of those feats in sensible paintsuits and a hairstyle much more becoming than that of her real-life counterpart. With so many TV series being saved post cancellation these days, we demand Political Animals and our girl Elaine get a recount!