A semi-improvised lobbyist satire.
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 Maggie Morris (10 episodes, 2003)
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 Tommy Flannegan (10 episodes, 2003)
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 Francisco Dupré (10 episodes, 2003)
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 James Carville (10 episodes, 2003)
Mary Matalin ...
 Mary Matalin (10 episodes, 2003)
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 Junior Partner (10 episodes, 2003)
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 Staffer / ... (9 episodes, 2003)
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 Anna / ... (6 episodes, 2003)
George Hughes ...
 Agent Richard Wells / ... (5 episodes, 2003)
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A TV show which goes inside the political views of K Street lobbyists in Washington, D.C., and people who they give advice to, including senators and congressmen. Some lobbyists are real people, such as James Carville and Mary Matalin, and some are fake, like Tommy Flannegan, Francisco Dupre, and Maggie Morris. The first half of episodes of this TV program were about the lobbyists' relationship with the government, clients, and the law. The second half portrayed a leak, giving away the CIA's identity, and Tommy's relationship with his wife. Written by wazzup364

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The film _Mildred Pierce_ (1945) is seen on the TV in a number of scenes, is mentioned in another scene, and is referenced in the final scene of the series. See more »

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Maggie Morris: You don't understand. The FBI interrupted my morning run. This must be very important.
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Narcissism is so over....
30 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sorry- I like Soderbergh and Clooney, and this idea was a good one. But, unfortunately, politics in the US is no longer a laughing matter.

This is a good idea which may have worked in the days of James Stewart ("Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"). That was 56 years ago. Recently, there was a televised champagne party wherein Dick Cheney was roasted by his fellow admirers and sycophants. I doubt this will be televised mass market, as most Americans will not find it mildly amusing.

Lobbyists and corporate lackeys are not mysterious or interesting;nor are they a source of amusement.

They are now the status quo, and anyone who isn't aware of this merely needs to tune in to Bill O'Reilly for the latest pablum bought and paid for by the PR spin machine.

This is sad, and the fact that even a creative innovator like Soderbergh cannot find a better creative slant to educate Americans is discouraging.


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