This also happens a lot throughout the TV series 24. In fact, the presidency here makes the road to the White House in the Ryanverse look standard, maybe even typical. Though, I'd have to say, there were no planes flying into the Capitol building in 24. That was kind of a raw nerve in the '00s that hadn't been imagined when Clancy did it.
In 24, there were two common modi operandi: failed assassination attempts and the invocation of the 25th Amendment.
43) Harry Barnes — 2001-05 — He served one term following the Clinton administration. Nothing of interest seems to have happened in this time. It's interesting that a show about terrorist attacks on the U.S. ignores the biggest terrorist attacks make on the U.S. I mean, it's completely understandable why, the show premiered less than two months after the 9/11 attacks, and they had probably already filmed several episodes. This is all besides the point. Barnes lost his bid for re-election to:
David Palmer — Who, later that day, was the victim of a biological attack. With him incapacitated, the 25th Amendment came into play again and the presidency went back to:
Jim Prescott — He was acting president, again, while Palmer recovered. That was, until, terrorists attempted to assassinate him. He was unable to serve, so that brought in:
David Palmer — Yes, again. He decided he was well enough to serve. He entered the race to run for re-election in 2008, but he dropped out, making the winner:
|Because we know Chief Justice Roberts isn't very good at winging that oath.|
I'll just say, after having a string of presidents from tumultuous backgrounds like Jack Ryan, James Marshall and now David Palmer, we here at the HttCttD offices look forward to a nice to return to combatants that aren't completely ridiculous. Who's up next week?
|Oh, for crying out loud!|