Hollywood Sees ABC's President Geena Davis as Portending a Hillary Presidency?

<img vspace="0" hspace="0" border="0" align="right" src="http://newsbusters.org/media/2005-09-21-ABCLostGeena.jpg" /> At the premiere party Wednesday night in Beverly Hills for ABC's new drama debuting on Tuesday, <a href="http://abc.go.com/primetime/commanderinchief/articles/"><i>Commander in Chief</i></a>, in which <a href="http://imdb.com/name/nm0000133/">Geena Davis</a> plays the President of the United States, actress Sara Rue<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-style: italic;"></span></span> told <i>USA Today</i> reporter William Keck <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/life/20050923/wk_commander23.art.ht... a Friday article</a>: &quot;In my mind I'm pretending that Geena Davis is actually running the country because it makes me feel a lot more secure.&quot; Keck asserted that <a href="http://imdb.com/name/nm0749081/">Rue</a>, who stars on ABC's<i> <a href="http://abc.go.com/primetime/lessthanperfect/index.html">Less Than Perfect</a></i>, summed “up the opinions of the mostly Democratic Hollywood crowd” when she declared: “We all thought of Hillary Clinton when we heard they were making this show. I hope it takes off!&quot;<br /><br />Davis herself, however, who Keck reported will be “a Democrat playing an independent,” had “clarified: 'We're making this as entertainment. But God willing, if this show stays on and people see a woman in that office for a while, I think it will help people become more used to it. It's certainly about time that we had a few female presidents.'&quot; <br /><br />

Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center