Sunday, July 22, 2007

A Taste Of Hillary

Fox appears to be readying the country for a female commander-in-chief ahead of the currently very likely ascension of Hillary Clinton to the presidency next year.

Tony Award winning Broadway star Cherry Jones (The Heiress, Doubt) will play the role of President Allison Taylor in the next season of Fox hit show "24." Taylor will be the first female President of the United States in the show, as Hillary would be in real life.

"24" has already had their own Obama...President David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) played the first African-American President for the first five seasons of the show.

Jones is no stranger to fictional Washington politics. The West Wing fans like myself might remember her as a guest star in the fifth season as Congresswoman Barbara Layton (R-North Carolina), a conservative member of the House of Representatives who created fiction with President Bartlet when she publically went after his daughter Ellie.

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