The 20 Best Fictional Women in Politics

We’re still two months away from the US.. presidential voting day and I am suffering from big-time election fatigue. If I have to sit through one more televised interview where an old white guy tells me what I can and cannot do with my own personal vagina, I am going to punch my TV in the face. So to ease my agitation, I’ve compiled a list of lobbying ladies we can actually believe in. Here are the 20 best fictional female politicians of all time.

Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation

“I’ve gotten to know the city councilmen pretty well because of my campaign. If you hear them talking about ‘that blonde pain in the ass, that’s me.”

CJ Cregg, The West Wing

“I think you should say to these kids, ‘You think you get it wrong sometimes, you should come down here and see how the big boys do it.’ I think you should tell them you haven’t given up hope and that it may turn up, but, in the meantime, you want NASA to put its best people in a room and you want them to start building Galileo 6. Some of them will laugh and most of them won’t care but for some, they might honestly see that it’s about going to the blackboard and raising your hand.”

First Lady Ellen Mitchell, Dave

“There’s no mistake, Bill. When you veto someone’s funding that is not a mistake. When you hurt someone intentionally that is not a mistake.”

Sydney Ellen Wade, The American President

“How do you have patience for people who claim they love America, but clearly can’t stand Americans?”