Think TV entertainment doesn’t influence politics at its highest levels? Think again! At Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing, new U.S. Senator Al Franken, who came to public fame on Saturday Night Live, reminisces with Sotomayor, who had said she was drawn to the law by watching Perry Mason (h/t Mediaite):
I wonder if one day a SCOTUS nominee will recall being inspired to practice law by watching Damages. Because that will be one scary Justice.