I've just finished watching the first 35 minutes of the new show. So far I've heard one obvious shot at Pres. Bush and a couple of veiled ones. Also, so far every republican character has either been mean, hostile and unfeeling. I;ve yet to see an obvious Democratic character. All in all, it appears to be a hack job, and anti-Republican , just like the West wing, but with none of the West wing's saving graces.