Black Politicos Sound-Off on Scandal

(The Root) When ABC’s Scandal returns Oct. 3, political operative and crisis manager Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) will undoubtedly wrestle with a whole new slate of clients and political controversies. But this season she will do it while at the center of her very own scandal. Her ongoing affair with the president has been exposed. The Root reached out to some of the country’s most interesting and influential black political operatives to find out just how much the show gets right and what it gets wrong about politicos living and working in Washington, D.C.

ABC’s hit show Scandal premieres on October 3rd and our resident wonk star Aisha weighed in on why we in Poliwood can’t get enough of it.

Moodie-Mills, 35, is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and chief catalyst for Moodie-Mills Inc., which produces the weekly politics and pop-culture talk show, Politini, which Mills co-hosts with her wife, Danielle Moodie-Mills. Moodie-Mills is a huge Scandal fan, and she is planning a watch party.

“What I love about Olivia is that she wears the white hat and tries to do what’s best on principle, but she is grounded in the reality that some problems can’t be solved simply by calling who’s right or wrong. Sometimes it’s about minimizing harms that are ultimately unavoidable. Finding that balance is the constant work of a politico.”

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