Former President Clinton said Tuesday he wishes that his staff had “Scandal” or “House of Cards”-like abilities to make political opponents disappear.
Appearing on “Ellen,” the ex-commander in chief revealed he’s a fan of political thrillers on TV, saying he has a "very close friend" in “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey.
“But the thing about ‘Scandal’ and ‘House of Cards’ that makes it fun to watch is that I can’t imagine that either a President Spacey or the president’s chief of staff on ‘Scandal’ could really get away with murder,” Clinton chuckled, to laughs from the daytime talk show’s audience.
“I wish I’d known about that when I was in office,” the 42nd president added, before wondering aloud, “You know, think of all the opportunities I’ve missed … so little time … so many people had it coming. Crazy.”
Clinton, 68, also disclosed that he can’t get enough of the long list of shows from mega-producer Shonda Rhimes. “I like this ‘How to Get Away with Murder.' I like ‘Scandal,’ ” Clinton said. “I love anything Shonda Rhimes does. I still watch ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ ”
When host Ellen DeGeneres noted she was surprised Clinton had time to watch so much TV, he replied, “I had a wife with a traveling job for awhile, so I was home alone a lot.”