21 September 2012

WALK AND TALK THE VOTE


"Okay, explain this to me like I'm a two year old... and try to do it like you are not."
Here is the reason behind the reunion video (from the video description):

"The cast of the West Wing reunites to walk and talk about why it's important to vote on the nonpartisan section of the ballot -- and why Bridget Mary McCormack should be on the Michigan Supreme Court."
This is turning into a good month for the beloved Aaron Sorkin series. This week, during Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to Washington DC, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her remarks recalled her visit with Myanmar's speaker of the lower house of parliament, who pointed to the show as inspiration:

"He went on to tell me that they were trying to teach themselves by watching old segments of The West Wing," Clinton said, referring to the fictional U.S. television series about presidential politics. "I said, 'I think we can do better than that, Mr. Speaker.'" (SOURCE)
Frankly, with this Congress, it's difficult to see evidence of that, Madame Secretary.

Featured in the reunion video are cast members: Martin Sheen, Lily Tomlin, Joshua Malina, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Mary McCormack, Richard Schiff, Janel Moloney and Melissa Fitzgerald. Bridget Mary McCormack, who is mentioned in the short, is the sister of Mary McCormack, who played Kate Harper.

Here's to the show we all still miss... and to sisters with connections.