Dan Riehl writes: Gee, who might this be based upon? The Left is obsessed in this regard. While some might see it as just one more slap at Sarah Palin, just think about how much of their relatively rare mind-space she owns.
HBO has greenlighted Veep, a Washington DC-set comedy pilot about a female Vice President of the U.S. from British comedian, writer and director Armando Ianucci. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is in talks for the lead in the project, set “very near the White House” and centered on former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned about. Iannucci will co-write and direct the pilot as well as executive produce with Chris Godsick and Frank Rich under the New York Times columnist's deal with HBO.
According to Deadline Hollywood Daily
the project's been around since 2007, long before Sarah Palin became a household name. But no one wanted the project then, but they sure do now, don't they? And with rabid left-winger
Frank Rich on board it's not hard to picture this heading in the direction of creating as much pop culture noise as possible in the hopes of embarrassing and humiliating the former Alaskan Governor (think SNL's Tina Fey), most especially if she decides to run for president in 2012. And as we saw in 2008, the left-wing media (but I repeat myself) will be more than happy to play along by endlessly looping scenes from the series (to make sure the caricature sticks) as though they qualify as news.
One of the series creators is British director Armando Iannucci, who co-wrote In the Loop
, one of those godawful anti-American, anti-War on Terror movies that sold about one ticket for every thousand copies of "Going Rogue
" that flew out the door.
If you think popular entertainment culture went to war to destroy the Right and promote the Left in 2008, hold on to your hats in 2012. They can feel it all slipping away and nothing's nastier than a desperate Leftist, especially one with access to camera.