The best art transforms the way you see the world.

I’m struck by the impact that The Thick of It has made on me. In the last two days, I’ve come across two real life stories of political ineptitude that I was able to relish because of that fictional series:

Meg Whitman Campaign Ejects Reporters For Asking Questions and the following:

Asked whether he has had shower encounters like the one Massa alleged, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) was interrupted by an aide — “Senator, we definitely have a speaking engagement” — and whisked away before he could respond.