AccessMyLibrary provides FREE access to millions of articles from top publications available through your library.
Byline: Mike Duffy
The political party's over for "The West Wing," but this isn't the time to mope.
For seven seasons, most of them truly exceptional, Aaron Sorkin's smart, colorful White House odyssey captured our imaginations and stirred the emotions in a way that no "CSI," "American Idol" or "Grey's Anatomy" ever could.
"The West Wing" had the ring of essential truth in its Washington storytelling details while also presenting an idealized portrait of the American political system the way we might like it to be ... a portrait of hope, integrity, patriotism and civility.
Now President Josiah (Jed) Bartlet (Martin Sheen) and his staff are …