Why in hades would the then Presidential candidate David Palmer select Noah Daniels (Powers Boothe) as his Vice-Presidential candidate? Based on what we know about Palmer (at least before tonight’s rather surprising ending), he would not be all that attracted to the super-hawkish Daniels.
I do wish we had a little back-story on this. Maybe it was kind of a Kennedy-Johnson ticket, with two men who couldn’t stand each other, but were both needed to balance the ticket. On the other hand, if you know your Powers Boothe roles, the man is now typically cast as kind of a sleazy bad dude. Why could the ethically upright Palmer select such a blackguard?
So far, both of the Veeps that have been featured have been back-stabbing jerks. Is it a fatal flaw of the Palmer family that they go blind when it comes to choosing their running mates?