“Operation Lady POTUS is go” – Sue Wilson, Veep
Selina Meyer, the eponymous vice president, will be running for president in the HBO comedy's third season, which premieres this Sunday. After two seasons of toiling dutifully (though not willingly) under the never-seen and now-lame duck president, Julia Louis-Dreyfus will begin the long, tiresome trudge to the Oval Office. But don't expect the possibility of a promotion to instill any newfound competency in her staff: As we've seen, everyone on her staff (and most everyone in the show's fictional D.C., for that matter) is hilariously incapable of doing their jobs correctly.
So to keep tabs on Veep this season, what better way than a power ranking? Or, rather, the exact opposite.You don't get to the top of this list by being the best (unless you count being the best at fucking up).
We present to you: the Veep Incompetency Index. Each week we’ll rank the Meyer staff and the other dolts involved with her campaign in order of just how utterly useless they are, including Meyer herself.
The trailer for this upcoming season suggests that Meyer needs to shed some dead weight – meaning her incompetent staff – if she wants a promotion. Now, Meyer probably won’t fire everybody, if anybody, during this season’s premiere, but that doesn’t mean her staff isn’t deserving of getting canned. To preview this Sunday's premiere, let's sort out exactly who is the worst at their job, based on how they ended season two during the finale, "D.C."