This is an E! TrueJersey story
  1. Scripted drama has a game plan and vision; most pols can't see past their nose.
  2. Showing up for a meeting over coffee in WeHo is so much cooler than meeting a pol at the same diner and explaining the same rules of speechwriting and messaging over-and-over again.
  3. Dealing w/talented directors/producers/showrunners is much more inspiring than dealing with a chief-of-staff hack who barely cracked 800 on his SATs and didn't even finish college.