DENVER – Selina Meyer, the president in HBO’s “Veep,” would be best suited to serve the people of Colorado as the next president of the United States, according to Dish Network.
The Colorado-based satellite provider “got to thinking,” according to a website announcing tongue-in-cheek results for each state.
“If there aren’t any real options left ... maybe we should consider some unreal ones,” Dish Network suggested.
“On the left, Hillary Clinton is viewed as an untrustworthy career politician who will say anything to win. On the right is the divisive and bombastic Donald Trump, who keeps winning in spite of everything he says.”
The satellite provider “isolated a pool” of fictional Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. Meyer – played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus – a lovable but often inept character, did best in Colorado.
“Veep’s Selina Meyer ... isn’t afraid to play both sides of the aisle to appease voters, and she has a pretty lax attitude about marijuana,” Dish explained, in an oddly acute description of the state’s politics.
“Meyer’s laid back approach to the presidency would be a perfect fit in the Mile ‘High’ City. She’s also a big proponent of education and since Colorado lawmakers are working on increasing education spending per pupil, we think the foul-mouthed, narcissistic President Meyer could win here.”
On the left, in addition to Selina Meyer, the list included: “House of Cards’” Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), “Independence Day’s” Thomas J. Whitmore (Bill Pullman) and the “West Wing’s” Josiah “Jed” Bartlet (Martin Sheen).
On the right, the list included: “Air Force One’s” James Marshall (Harrison Ford), the “President for Life” from “Escape from L.A.” (Cliff Robertson), “Idiocracy’s” Dwayne Camacho (Terry Crews) and “Scandal’s” Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn).
Colorado – a swing state – is ripe for a fictional candidate, after Democrats during the March 1 caucus elected Bernie Sanders over Clinton, 59 percent to 40 percent. At the April Republican state convention, the GOP gave Ted Cruz the nod over Trump, allowing Cruz to sweep the state.