How 6 fictional presidents might deal with the real-life government shutdown

At a recent media panel, Kerry Washington, who plays Olivia Pope on the show 'Scandal,' weighed in how the fictional White House in her 1-hour drama would handle the government shutdown.

That got us thinking about how other fictional presidents would deal with Congress.

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Vice President Selina Meyer on VEEP

Sure, Meyer isn't actually president and dealing with the fact that she's only the vice president means that when it comes to the shutdown, she feels the effect rather than affecting the process. In fact, in an episode of Veep Meyer is forced to furlough some of her staff just as a damaging story tied to her gets leaked.

What do you think, Joe Biden? Is this a little too close to reality?

Photo by HBO
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