Myanmar Learns Democracy ... From West Wing?
Generals turn to US show for tips
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2012 12:46 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton yesterday recounted a bizarre conversation with a Myanmar official on her recent trip there, notes the AP:

  • He "said to me, 'Help us learn how to be a democratic congress, a Parliament. He went on to tell me that they were trying to teach themselves by watching old segments of the West Wing." Clinton responded, "I think we can do better than that, Mr. Speaker."

If the quote has you hankering for the show again, the Washington Post notes that the old gang reunited to make a political ad for the sister of cast member Mary McCormack. She's seeking a seat on Michigan's state supreme court.

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Sep 21, 2012 12:49 AM CDT
LMAO!!...Asking Hillary for advice on democracy is like asking the devil for help praying...
Sep 20, 2012 6:31 PM CDT
Hillary's wrong. West Wing would be better than her teaching them how Washington really "works". Sadly, they probly do want to learn the fake-but-profitable Dem/Repub way.
Sep 20, 2012 5:40 PM CDT
Frankly, my dears, I can't think of any better example of how to run a government than "West Wing." Even we could learn from it -- especially us.