in the Garden" aired March 28, 2013. Families of choice and families
of origin played front and center; much loss, sadness and grief in the latter. Hollis
cries for the loss of his own child, but does not care about how the evil he
does affects all the other children of the world. Jake has CIA Director Osborne
murdered and makes his death look like a suicide. Cyrus self-servingly tells
Fitz that the Defiance rigging will be decided by history as good or bad,
whether he Cyrus was a hero or not. Mellie emerges as a great truth teller when
she does an intervention with Fitz about his drinking. Fitz might be crying
too, at least on the inside. On the outside, he takes Cyrus back into his
Who Could the Cast Resemble in the Real Life
As is true for everything
else in Scandal, I trust that in the portrayal of the characters there are many
layers folding, unfolding and re-folding in again, and that each person in the
cast is most likely a conglomerate of several people, some real and some
fictionalized. However, having said
that, for some of the characters, certain real life people come to mind. Here
are some people who could have served as some of the inspiration for the
characters depicted on the show.
Hollis Doyle - oil tycoon, lobbyist -- part of cabal
that rigged election
Could Hollis be a lobbyist for the Koch Brothers? In the real life backstory, in the 2012 election, according to Forbes, the Koch Brothers gave $23,500 dollars to Democratic candidates and $1.162 million to Republican candidates. The brothers, Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch, are climate crisis deniers who are big in oil and gas, love pipelines, and are principal owners of the multi-national corporation Koch Industries. They also are funders of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative group that writes sample legislation for state legislatures to use. Hard right wing Republican laws. Are there any other kinds these days? Here is a partial list of ALEC members; they do not like to make their identity public.
Cyrus Beene -- Chief of Staff to President -- part of
cabal that rigged election
Could Cyrus be playing
Karl Rove, who was the Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for George W.
Bush, who called him "The Architect" of his 2004 presidential
campaign? Read the review of "Bush's Brain",
which includes many examples of Rove's dirty tricks (much too kind a phrase). Read there and here
about the brazen election theft in Georgia,
2002, that stole the Senate race from liberal and well-liked incumbent Senator Max
Cleland (D), a paraplegic veteran of Vietnam, and handed it to
conservative Saxby Chambliss (R).
This chilling documentary
film unfortunately is not available now. Joseph Mealey and Michael Paradies
Shoob are the directors and producers. In an email correspondence with Mealey,
he said that he would explore again having it available from Amazon. The film
is based on a book by James Moore and Wayne Slater, Bush's Brain: How Karl
Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential and can be purchased at Amazon.
A question that has been
lingering with me since the night of Rove's
meltdown on Fox News, November 6, 2012: Since it looked like Rove expected
a rigging in Ohio
and did not know that it was called off, who did call it off? The Koch
Brothers? The junta in the basement of the Pentagon whom we saw torturing Huck
in Scandal? Someone else? So, Rove
might just not be the top dog after all, and we need to keep our minds open.
Could the Koch Brothers be giving Rove his marching orders? Or perhaps they
work in a loose collaboration when convenient?
I have described here some
of the important ways voting rights activists helped prevent the rigging of the
2012 presidential election. However, all of this notwithstanding, my questions
about who ordered the rigging, who called it off, when and why still remain.
Verna -- murdered Supreme Court Justice - part of cabal
that rigged election
Although she was a part of the rigging, she wants to be remembered in a good way, leave a good legacy. She has a change of heart and on her deathbed she calls in Fitz and David Rosen to confess her role and the rest of the cabal's crime of the century. Too bad that to protect himself, Fitz murders her in front of our eyes, before David gets there.
She could be made up of parts of any of the justices who voted to stop the recount in Bush v Gore and therefore selected Bush as President in the Florida 2000 election crime, including Sandra Day O'Connor. A vote to stop the recount in Bush v Gore politicized the actions of the Supreme Court and so O'Connor helped to hand the election to Bush.
Since both Justices
Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas had a conflict of interest and should
have recused themselves from the Bush v Gore lawsuit, they too could have been
part of Verna. Thomas was appointed to the Court by George H.W. Bush, George W.
Bush's father. Scalia's son Eugene had
been promised a job with the Bush administration, if Bush was elected.
So there we have it:
democracy continues to die with a mix of alcoholism, denial, lies, murders,
lobbyists, aides to the president, the Supremes and rigged elections.