(From Guardian Unlimited)
SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for people watching Veep on HBO. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode one
The Situation Room
Life as the US vice-president is a constant series of humiliations. The first of these for Selina Meyer (Julia Louis Dreyfuss) comes when she attends a function on Capitol Hill, only to find it virtually deserted after the powerful plastics lobby objected to her plan for government departments replacing disposable cutlery with biodegradable cutlery.
That is followed by an almost as humiliating private meeting with a US senator as a peace-making overture to the plastics lobby, in which the senator casually continues typing emails while …