How much attention should we pay to this portrait of Bill Clinton that can be seen in several scenes on the wall of the West Wing/EEOB? He would obviously be POTUS 42. The timeline would not match up with real life of course, but it would just be a fictionalized version of him. Or it could just be random prop placement not to be taken seriously.
I put all of the known US senators onto a table on the United States Senate page, as a test. It looks really choppy since there's so much missing information. Should there be a list of senators on the US Senate page, and would bullet points work better, as they are on the 113th etc. congress pages?
I was wanting to add Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford to the Presidents of the United States table, but I'm not sure how to bring the republican red in to the box the way it is with Reagan. Any way you could help me with that?
Yeah, last night I merged the entire "list of presidents" page to the President of the United States page. On the Presidents page, it would have been just Reagan onwards.
By the way, I've been impressed with your some of your edits on the wiki recently! If you'd like to become a moderator on the Veep wiki, I'd be happy to grant you the title. You'd have the "Speaker of the House" title next to your name on your user page. If you want, just let me know.
Was there a Vice President under President Montez? The show does not follow the Constitution in Season 5, so it's very ambiguous. Montez was elected by the Senate, so under the Constitution, she would be the Vice President, only serving as Acting President because the Presidency is vacant. But if Montez is the actual President as the show is implying, she would be able to nominate a VP to fill the vacancy. Either way, the Vice Presidency would not be vacant for 4 years unless Montez decided to never nominate someone (which would be very weird)
A Vice President has never been shown. I have a sneaking suspicion that the vice presidency under Montez would be vacant. If you look at the Oval Office meeting in "Blurb", traditionally the Vice President sits near the fireplace with the President as the two senior people. Marwood and Furlong are sitting beside her instead, as (most likely) the two next senior people.
It sometimes happens wherein, because nominating a Vice President and seeking Senate approval could be tedious process, that a President doesn't nominate anyone at all until they run for re-election and have them on the ticket. In fact, there are only two times in history where a Vice President has been nominated in the middle of a Presidents term: Gerald Ford in 1973 and Nelson Rockefeller in 1974. Most times a President will just leave the vice presidency vacant until they run for re-election. And the fact that Montez might have been only considered an "acting" President at the time, it's possible she might have wanted to avoid controversy as an acting President can't nominate a VP.
Hi, I am a real late starter to veep and am currently in season five and binge watching my heart out. Congratulations on this wiki! My question is whether you are aware of any academic theses (not Catherine’s!!) that have been written on the effect and or similarity of this series to real life US politics. Given that life has imitated art so closely with recent US politics, I would be very interested in reading any academic university thesis on the interaction of the two. Thanks so much in advance
Hi, Selina's page states that she started undergrad in 1985 but that she graduates Yale Law School in 1989. "In 1985, Selina attended Smith College in Massachusetts as an undergrad, then later attended law school at Yale University, graduating in 1989." I assume it means to say that she started attending Smith College in 1985 and graduated in 1989 as opposed to graduating Yale in 1989. She would've graduated Yale no sooner than 1992.
Yale is also a three year program, so a statement such as: " It was during her senior year at Yale that Selina met businessman Andrew Meyer." would be incorrect. Saying "She met businessman Andrew Meyer during her final year at Yale." or something to that affect would be more appropriate.
I thought I'd leave it to you to deal with it as you see fit, Mr. President ;)
I had to pull out my copy of A Woman First: First Woman just to check what it said in there regarding Selina's time at Yale and Smith and it turns out I made an error. She would have graduated from Smith in 1989, not Yale. I fixed it.
Hello! Thank you so much for your contributions to the veep wiki page- you have done an amazing job! There is one detail that I want to ask here. You posted a picture of Selina and Ben and the title is "Selina talks to Ben about joining the Hughes ticket". The picture even has Hughes' campaign flyer in it which is incredible becasue not much about Hughes have been visually presented in the show. However, I do not recall seeing that scene anywhere in the show. Where did you see this picture and has it ever taken place in the show? Thank you!
This is such a beautifully done Wiki! Every detail about every character is here. The format and the infoboxes are great. I enjoy getting lost in this alternate universe, and seeing the pages being updated in real time every week. You do a great job!