Veep showrunner David Mandel takes a swipe at Mitch McConnell and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund chief chats with Rick and Molly about the SCOTUS fight—and what may come.
You know our politics are beyond fucked up when the showrunner of Veep says he can’t compete with real-life Washington.
“I mean, we did a Supreme court episode. And as sort of horrible and tragic as our Veep worldview was, we have lapped it, maybe even double lapped it,” David Mandel tells Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson on the latest episode of The New Abnormal.
“I shake my whatever to Mitch McConnell. He really has outdone himself, best comedy writer of our generation… And he’s literally about to punch the country in the penis. I mean, I’m sorry. There’s no other way of saying it. It’s literally a dick punch.” (To which Rick quips, “that would be so on brand for 2020.”)
Then the hosts take a trip with Mandel down Republican National Convention memory lane: “I’ve never seen a convention where you thought to yourself as you were watching, ‘boy, a lot of these people seem really high on cocaine.’ Like, person after person after person. What…
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