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A divorced, former First Lady, is currently serving as the Secretary of State. She deals with State Department issues, while trying to keep her family together.

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 Elaine Barrish (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Susan Berg (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Douglas Hammond (6 episodes, 2012)
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 T.J. Hammond (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Anne Ogami (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Margaret Barrish (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Bud Hammond (6 episodes, 2012)
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 President Paul Garcetti (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Barry Harris (6 episodes, 2012)
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 Vice President Fred Collier (5 episodes, 2012)
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 Alex Davies (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Georgia Gibbons (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Pauline Samson (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Secret Service Agent Sam (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Russ (4 episodes, 2012)
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 Agent Clark (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Alice (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Ambassador Libao (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Bill (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Trevor (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Admiral Taft (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Jamal Khabazzi (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Omar (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Roxanna Seraji (2 episodes, 2012)
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Divorced former First Lady Elaine Barrish is currently serving as the Secretary of State. She finds an unlikely ally in a D.C. journalist who had previously dedicated herself to tearing Barrish to pieces. Written by Belanti

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Actors Sebastian Stan and Dylan Baker also starred together in cancelled TV series, Kings (2009), where Stan also played a gay character. See more »

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White House or bust!
16 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Political Animals is a political drama based around a family that has been in the White House and a former first lady that wants to take the seat of Commander in Chief for herself. It is an easy series to follow, holds the audience's attention well, and it is full of characters that you'll want to either want to love, hate, or just plain slap.

If you ask my honest opinion of a summary for the series based off the first episode, its like watching a brilliant rendition of what it would have been like watching Secretary of State/Former First Lady Hilary Clinton run for the office of President of the United States from behind the scenes. Family scandals, adultery, nosy journalists, and backstabbing/lying politicians.

Great show, and waiting impatiently for a second episode. Great moments like the scene below. (not word for word, but you'll get the picture...)

"I didn't read your columns, but I did read your book. It was good by the way," Elaine. "...No one read my book." Female Journalist following Elaine "It may have had something to do with the title. Us Bi---es don't like to be called bi---es," Elaine with a knowing smile.


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