Billboards all over town say, "This fall, a woman will be president."
Yeah, on a stupid TV show.
Commander in Chief, premiering at 9 tonight on ABC, is a soap opera that pushes all the buttons, and cues in the Mount Rushmore music at just the right moments. A lot of people, especially wishful-thinking women, will be hooked and declare it the best new show of the season.
But the simplistic and shamelessly manipulative series, starring Geena Davis as not only the first female prez, but also the first one with no party affiliation, is corrupt at its core. . . .
Shales, however, is more admiring.