In the premiere of this comedy following the public and private lives of U.S. vice president Selina Meyer and her staff, the office goes into damage-control mode to deal with a pair of gaffes that could tarnish her already suspect reputation.
Episode number: 1x1 Airdate: Sunday April 22nd, 2012
Selina Meyer, the present Vice President of the United States, is informed about her schedule by her secretary. She it turns out is trying to get cornstarch utensils to be used inside all Federal buildings, as that would supposedly mean that she has arrived. She then attends a senators meeting, to discuss reforms. She then begins chatting with the senators. She is surprised to see there aren’t enough people in the room. The senators then start leaving one by one, as they have received a tweet on their phones, sent by a VP staffer that, plastic utensils will be eliminated from federal buildings and replaced by corn starch ones, and hence they are leaving, as they don’t want to anger the plastic industry. ..