The scripted television lineup is rife with winks and nods to the political drama playing out in real time on the news. Shows like Veep
, The Newsroom
, and the latest, Political Animals
, take advantage of the all-consuming swirl of an election year to entertaining effect. Aside from sheer entertainment value, however, these shows say something profound about the political landscape: Women politicians are not an anomaly. A record-setting 295 ...