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TV Presidents

For my next list I came up with the idea of doing TV Presidents. I was going to do my top five TV Presidents but it turns out I could only come up with four. I toyed with the idea of including Kang from that Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episode but I thought that would be a bit of a stretch.

You know this would have been a lot easier if I watched 24. That show seems to go through a ridiculous number of presidents.



4. Caroline Reynolds

Caroline Reynolds

"I am the commander-in-chief and you are a corporate lackey.”


WHO is she: Caroline Reynolds
WHAT is she from: Prison Break
WHEN was it on: 2005-2009
WHERE was she president of: The United States of America
WHY was she president: As vice-president she succeeded to the position when the previous president died. Because she poisoned him.
HOW awesome is she: Not very. Unless you’re talking about being awesomely evil, in which case she ranks very highly. She doesn’t let a little thing like human life get in the way of her ambitions. She’s also part of the Evil Conspiracy responsible for framing Lincoln Burrows for murder and setting off the whole prison break plot in the first place. And just when you think she’s been blackmailed into doing the right thing, she finds a way to wriggle out of it and screw everyone over yet again.

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3. John Doe

Tempus

“While you were anticipating my villainy, I was anticipating your anticipation, and began implementation of an even more insidious plan to spread my message.”


WHO is he: Tempus
WHAT is he from: Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
WHEN was it on: 1993-1997
WHERE was he president of: The United States of America, although he actually only made it to President-elect.
WHY was he president: Because John Doe is a darn nice guy. I mean, elected due to mass brainwashing of the American people via the telephone network
HOW awesome is he: Hilariously. He’s nuts. Tempus was always one of my favourite villains from Lois and Clark because he is so very funny. Episodes with him in are always brilliant. As a president he’s not what most people would want in a politician, though, passing laws to make it treasonous not to use the phone and holding public executions. But he’s funny enough that we forgive him.

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2. Jed Bartlet
Jed Bartlett

“One last thing; while you may be mistaking this for your monthly meeting of the Ignorant Tight-Ass Club, in this building, when the president stands, nobody sits.”


WHO is he: Josiah Bartlet
WHAT is he from: The West Wing
WHEN was it on: 1999-2006
WHERE was he president of: The United States of America
WHY was he president: Democratically elected by the American people.
HOW awesome is he: Very. He’s the president liberals wish America really had. He’s intelligent, compassionate and you really believe he actually wants what’s best for the people. But he also doesn’t take crap from anyone, whether they be Republicans or conservative radio show hosts or God. You cross him and he will take you down with a withering glare and a blisteringly intelligent and rousing speech. Sometimes in Latin.

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1. Laura Roslin

Laura Roslin

“Let’s go be presidential”

WHO is she: Laura Roslin
WHAT is she from: Battlestar Galactica
WHEN was it on: 2003-2009
WHERE was she president of: The Twelve Colonies of Kobol
WHY she was president: Death of all 42 people in front of her in the line of succession.
HOW awesome is she: Epicly. If you want proof of Laura Roslin’s epic awesomeness look no further than her hair and her clothes and consider this: A devastating attack has wiped out almost all of humanity, the few remaining survivors are on the run, desperately trying to stay alive, flying through space with only the meagre supplies they had with them when the attack happened. And yet, Laura Roslin always manages to look amazingly stylish. How does she do it? Did she use her presidential powers to appropriate all the clothes and hair products of women in the fleet? We will never know.

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