Hillary Clinton tells us in her book, Hard Choices: “The Speaker of the Lower House of [the Burmese] Parliament, Shwe Mann, another former general, met with me in another gigantic room, beneath a painting of a lush Burmese landscape that seemed to stretch for miles. He was chatty and good-natured. ‘We’ve been studying your country trying to understand how to run a Parliament,’ he told me. I asked if he’d read books or consulted with experts. ‘Oh no,’ he said. ‘We’ve been watching The West Wing.’ I laughed and promised that we would provide even more information.”
- Hillary Clinton, Hard Choices (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014), p. 117.