I watch Scandal, and I enjoy it enough, although I do not think it’s as perfect as most of the world seems to (like, Fitz seems like a TERRIBLE president, and kind of a terrible husband AND illicit boyfriend). However, one thing it’s been good for is raising Kerry Washington’s profile, so that she’s out and about on a lot more red carpets. The lady may not always get an A from me on execution, but if we’re talking interest level and ambition and whatnot, she’s got a pretty damn good GPA.

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