The U.S. really can’t avoid being the world’s biggest cop, but there are very different ideas about how to use that role.
Bartlett Doctrine: Good cop.
Bush Doctrine: Bad cop.
I’ve only been watching the show since the middle of last season, but I’m pretty impressed. I hope it comes out on DVD so I can see the first two years. I liked the episode with CJ’s dad; it’s always a pleasure to watch Donald Moffat work, and they dealt with Alzheimer’s without forced sentimentality. Change-of-pace episode.
I liked the way that Toby, Josh, etc. act a little less serious when they’re out and away from the White House, and how Charlie holds his own with a bunch of older guys who all grew up being the smartest kid in class.
Speaking of which, in spite of all Clinton’s faults, I miss having a Rhodes scholar sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office.