Skip to comments.Hillary Insider Writes ABC's 'Commander-in-Chief'
Posted on 09/27/2005 9:46:14 AM PDT by Carl/NewsMax
ABC insiders deny there's any connection between real-life presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and their new TV show "Commander-in-Chief" - where Geena Davis makes her debut tonight as America's first woman president.
But it turns out the show's lead writer is a longtime Clinton campaign insider who held a top job in Hillary's press office.
"Writer Steve Cohen used to work for her in the 1990s, serving as the then-first lady's deputy communications director," reports the Village Voice.
"I have no doubt she is capable, qualified, and ready to be the president of the United States should she choose to run," Hillary's scriptwriter tells the paper.
In fact, Mr. Cohen goes all the way back with the Clintons to their very first presidential campaign.
"I was Governor Clinton's first campaign volunteer in 1991, fresh out of college, took that journey to the White House and spent two years working for President Clinton in his press office," he told National Public Radio last year.
The "Commander-in-Chief" writer followed that gig with a three-and-a-half year stint as Mrs. Clinton's deputy communications director.
In fact, Cohen is so tight with Hillary's top brass that he once shared an apartment with the top Democrat's chief fundraising coordinator, Patti Solis Doyle.
In an interview with Newsweek in 1992, Cohen marveled at the exalted positions he and Doyle had achieved.
"You're doing the scheduling for Hillary Clinton and I'm flying around the country with a person who could be the next president of the United States," he recalled telling her. "Give me a break!"
Despite Cohen's deep Clinton ties, "Commander-in-Chief" creator Rod Lurie tells the Voice that he modeled his female president not on Hillary, but on Susan Lyne, the former head of ABC who now runs the Martha Stewart empire.
As for Cohen, he insists: "We support the notion of a female president from either side of the aisle."
I hope the show BOMBS!
This show should be declared a donation to the DNC. Where in hell is the FEC??????
ABC's 'Commander-in-Chief' is a trial balloon for Hillary. Talk about soft-money!
The show is too candy-ass to even allow that a woman could be the elected president. She's the veep and takes over when the president has a stroke.
Isn't that lovely.
I give it six weeks tops.
I wondered why the first episode involves the death of the president which allows the female VP to ascend to the presidency. Does he die in Fort Marcy Park? It's deja vu all over again.
Was already on my must skip list. Now I have to watch to make my letters to ABC more informed. Damn! Damn! Damn!
BS. It's a political donation. They'll keep it on life-support if they have to.
ABC insiders deny there's any connection between real-life presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and their new TV show "Commander-in-Chief"...
It so smacks of the typical Clintonian arrogance and deception. No surprise at all. Hitlery has a major problem -- she is TOTALLY UNQUALIFIED to be President, let alone COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. A military-hater from day one, and they hate her, it is doomed to fail. The thought of it is repulsive and scary.
I wondered if something like this was behind the show when I first saw the previews. Figures.
Jeana Davis has been out in public for several years to ditch the Republican party. I would not watch that show. I no longer watch Oprah, or go to movies of these outspoken stars who have an agenda.
I believe it forbids being elected for more than two terms.
Can they get any more obvious that they are trying to soften America up to accept the fact that Hilda can run the country?
Did anyone catch Geena Davis on Monday Night Football last night?? Dressed like a man and plugging her show? Sickening. I'll be happy to miss this one.
I agree. The show is nothing more than a Hillary for President commercial.
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