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The first instalment of the White House sitcom was slim pickings for laughs and this week's offers less of the same

Spoiler Alert: This blog is for people watching Veep on HBO. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode two of the series. Here's the review of episode one

Briefing room

Washington DC is beset by hot weather and an outbreak of a particularly violent gastric flu virus. Amidst it, vice-president Selina Meyer works to advance her "clean jobs taskforce" and a bill reforming the Us Senate's voting procedures. When the White House signals its support of the taskforce and an influential senator appears to back the bill, Meyer is giddy with achievement, even when the senator demands a difficult quid pro quo on the taskforce membership, which Meyer agrees.

The effect of the virus clears Meyer's schedule and she arranges for a photo opportunity with "normals" (non-politicians) at »

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