April 19, 2006

"24": Liberal or Conservative?, Cont'd

From an interview, by the Post's Adam Buckman, with Gregory Itzin, who plays President Logan:

"The guy who invented this show, the creator of the show, Joel Surnow, is - and this is no secret - a right-wing Republican. He loves the fact that Rush Limbaugh is a big fan of this show. And the other gentleman who is now the show runner, Howard Gordon, is a liberal [which is] also well-known. So there is an evenhandedness to the story that's being told," Itzin said.
The interview also says that neither Itzin nor the writers of the show know whether Logan is a Democrat or Republican. But I had assumed he was a Republican: Palmer was a Democrat, he ran against Keillor (the president in Season 4 who was on Air Force One when it was shot down), and Logan was Keillor's vice president. Unless Keillor had a veep of the opposite party, or Logan switched parties at some point, that seemed to put Logan squarely in the GOP camp. That, and the whole Nixon vibe.

Posted by Stephen Silver at April 19, 2006 11:13 AM
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