February 12, 2018
The February 11 season premiere “Enemy of the State” continues after the shocking season six finale when President Elizabeth Keane (Elizabeth Marvel) ordered the sudden arrest and detainment of 200 intelligence officers for allegedly being connected to her attempted assassination.
Despite the attempted parallels to Hillary Clinton from the previous season, the show now seems determined to portray Keane as the paranoid, tyrannical figure that liberals imagine Trump is. Observe how she behaves upon being questioned for suggesting a former general be executed.
Wellington: Well, I’m not sure going after him directly was the best move.
Keane: He openly challenged me. What was I supposed to do?
Wellington: Well, you might’ve stuck to the script.
Keane: I had to respond.
Wellington: Senator Paley was on CNB this morning, calling your leadership style “thuggish” and “authoritarian.” No one’s doubting how tough you are.
Wellington: Which makes it exactly the right time to throttle back a little, take your foot off the gas.
Keane: Not yet.
Keane: I said not yet.
Wellington: Can I give you a quick brief?
Wellington: Paley’s Committee is about to issue its first round of subpoenas to senior White House staff, including myself.
Keane: I know that, David.
Wellington: There’s talk of a special prosecutor.
Keane: I know that, too. How is it they tried to assassinate me, and I am the one under investigation?
Wellington: Because we locked up over 200 of their best friends and neighbors.
Keane: Yeah, for damn good reasons.
Wellington: Kept them for nearly two months. Some would say denied their civil rights.
Keane: That was the other reason — send a message. “Don’t fuck with us ever again.”
Wellington: Yeah, well, I think they got that loud and clear.
Keane: Well, we’ll see. Won’t we? When the jury comes back with the appropriate sentence.
Wellington: They will.
Keane: They better.
This article was posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 at 8:15 am