Democrat President Joe Biden’s White House press secretary Jen Psaki has admitted that she was inspired to get into politics after binge-watching the political TV show “The West Wing.”
Psaki made the confession during a recent appearance on Rob Lowe’s “Literally!” podcast.
She said: “I’m working at this consulting firm and I started watching ‘The West Wing.’
“And I don’t know what prompted me to watch it, but I binged the entire thing.”
She added she was “exhausted” by the work on Obama’s campaign and at the White House but thanks to the power of a fictional television show, she jumped back in the game.
“In a crazy way, the show really brought me back to come back to politics and I ended up coming back and doing the 2012 campaign, and traveling with then-President Obama on his reelection,” she said.
“So I was basically gone for like six months, and then I thought to myself, ‘I’ve got to go back. I’ve got to go back.’”
“That character was so inspiring because that idealism that Sam Seaborn had, that you embodied for many years, it’s kind of what the best of Washington is,” Psaki added.
“I get to work with all of these people who are a part of the press team and are earlier in their careers than I am,” Psaki said of her younger colleagues, “who have that idealism that is like bursting out of their pores that makes me want to be here every day.
“It’s an amazing part.
“There are lots of Sam Seaborns wandering around here.”
Lowe, who starred as fictional White House deputy communications director Sam Seaborn on the show said, “When you’re up there getting grilled by Peter Doocy, you’re thinking, ‘Goddamn Rob Lowe’s the one who put me up here. Aaron Sorkin, and Rob Lowe and The West Wing.‘ ”
“All your fault,” Psaki said.
this one for the people always telling me im way off base for saying the west wing has any influence over democratic politics because its been off the air and was so long ago https://t.co/Z9ZYrK5NkK
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) February 22, 2022
— The Hill (@thehill) February 22, 2022
The admission from Psaki comes as Biden continues to show weakness as America’s enemies ramp up their aggression.
However, there may be possible daylight between China and Russia over Ukraine that is being missed by the Biden admin.
Jack Posobiec explained today on Steve Bannon’s podcast:
“But, go look at China. China has not supported this move. This idea, this talk of some grand alliance between China and Russia, it’s actually not true.
“Because think about it: China can’t support what Russia is doing in Donbas because it’s completely at odds with their stance on Taiwan.
“So if you actually look at this from their perspective, what do they support? They say they support territorial integrity?
“That’s the exact thing that Putin is saying doesn’t exist when it comes to these regions.
“So you’ve actually got a fissure point between Russia and China right now, but Blinken and the people in this White House, the neurotic millennials like Jen Psaki, who were going around watching The West Wing.
“By the way, she mentioned, that you – it was rewatching The West Wing that made her want to get back into politics.
“They don’t even understand that you’ve gotten an opportunity right now to blow a hole in the alliance between Russia and China and they won’t even take it.”