Sunday’s episode of “The Good Wife” on CBS has a storyline involving several food lobby groups. Each group wants better representation on the new federal dietary guidelines. Alicia’s co-worker, political guru Eli Gold, represents the cheese lobby. Eli has a beef with the vegetable lobby, so he tries to partner with the fruit lobby followed by the bread lobby. The show brilliantly displays the interactions between lobbyists and the politicians that are squeezing them. The backstabbing and betrayal are delicious.
The episode also includes a plot involving a female military officer on trial for murder of civilians during a drone attack. The episode is appropriately titled “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”. I will let your imagination ponder that one.
Art imitates life and vice versa as Minnesota Senator Al Franken’s former chief of staff can tell you. This is the revolving door that is politics in our country. One of the issues that led to the Tea Party revolt.