This morning, POLITICO, Google, and The Tory Burch Foundation launched the 2014 Women Rule series with an event on How Women Run: Power, Perception and Reality. The event addressed how politically powerful women are portrayed in popular culture and featured Beau Willimon, creator of “House of Cards;” Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.); Leticia Van de Putte, State Senator (D-Texas); Robbie Myers, editor-in-chief, ELLE Magazine; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.); Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Kellyanne Conway, president and CEO of the polling company, Inc. & Woman Trend.
On a scene from “House of Cards” in which Claire pulls a bill from the floor…
“Of course there was a version we would have loved to have write, that she completely succeeded, and that everything changed, and there was tons of reform, but that’s not really commensurate with the way the show works,” said Willimon, during his conversation with POLITICO senior Washington correspondent Anna Palmer. “We wanted to see what would happen if an issue completely important to Claire was something she had to sacrifice in part in order to achieve a higher summit of power.”
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