I’ve been meaning to say this from the first time a fellow political operative insisted to me how much they thought their life was similar to Frank Underwood’s or some other character from House of Cards.
If you have to tell someone which character from House of Cards you are just SOOOOO similar to, YOU ARE NOT LIKE THAT CHARACTER.
Just because you are State Representative from Florida, this does not make you like Underwood’s Majority Whip figure, with his pulse on the presidency.
Just because you are a junior Capitol Bureau reporter in Tallahassee, this does not make you Zoe Barnes.
You are not Congressman Peter Russo. You are not Remy Danton. You are not Doug Stamper.
At best, the most any of us can hope for is to be Reg. E. Cathy’s character — you know, the guy with the damn good rib joint.