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Julia Mansfield is the first woman to be elected President of the United States. In addition to dealing with the threat of nuclear war with the Soviet Union, spies in the cabinet, and personal attacks by a conservative religious leader, she also has to handle such personal problems as an impotent husband and a sex scandal involving her son. Written by
Fans of Soap will dig it. There was clearly a lot of inspiration there.
And the satire was brilliant.
Patty Duke was the eye of this hurricane. The only normal one. The rest were your regular stereotypes.
Philandering first husband. Friendly but slightly unhinged Russian Premier. (Shawn was excellent in the role.) Loose daughter. Gay assistant. War monger General. Right wing secretary of state. (Herscel Bernardi's last role?) Southern gentleman democrat. And Glynn Thurman playing and over-the-top version of Jesse Jackson nearly stealing the show.
The humor was a bit off color, but that's what made me laugh. I think people liked it despite themselves.
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