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     ↳ Cyrus Beene (2x13)

“I wasn’t made to be the Chief of Staff. Do you know what I was made to be? I was made to be the President of the United States. I was made to lead the nation. I was made to ensure this country’s place in the world for generations to come. I would’ve been great at that. I have the stones. I have backbone. I have the will. I would have been a great President. But guess what, I’m fairly short, and I’m not so pretty, and I really like having sex with men, so instead of being President of this land, that I love, I get to be the guy behind the President of the United States, and sure I have power. I influence decisions. I help steer the country. But I’ll never be in the history books. My name will never be on an airport or a doctrine. Being the guy behind the guy is as far as my road goes.”


“Your job has only 2 requirements, Sally. One is to not die, the other is to be loyal to the President. That’s it! Don’t die! Be loyal! The only other creature in this White House who has the same sweet deal is the President’s dog, Hank! Hank can do those 2 simple things, why can’t you?”~Cyrus Beene to Vice President Sally Langston, from the TV series Scandal

Jeff Perry completely nails IT in this scene, doesn’t it? He delivers each and every time. I’m looking forward to more Cyrus moments in season 3!

“Your job has only 2 requirements, Sally. One is to not die, the other is to be loyal to the President. That’s it! Don’t die! Be loyal! The only other creature in this White House who has the same sweet deal is the President’s dog, Hank! Hank can do those 2 simple things, why can’t you?”

~Cyrus Beene to Vice President Sally Langston, from the TV series Scandal

Jeff Perry completely nails IT in this scene, doesn’t it? He delivers each and every time. I’m looking forward to more Cyrus moments in season 3!

This is easily one of my favorite Cyrus Beene moments from season 2!

“You’re willing to bring down the whole Republic because you feel guilty. You know what our electoral process is. It’s magical. It’s like believing in Santa or the Tooth Fairy or the Easter Bunny — magical as long as they believe. What you’re doing is telling the people that the shiny presents and the bulging stockings on Christmas morning are just mom and dad staying up all night to do the work. You’re telling them we’re Santa. We’re the Easter Bunny. We’re the Tooth Fairy. You’re taking the magic away. You’re ruining Christmas morning and the whole Republic is gonna come crumbling down because you’re not tough enough to do what need to be done!”

This is easily one of my favorite Cyrus Beene moments from season 2!

You’re willing to bring down the whole Republic because you feel guilty. You know what our electoral process is. It’s magical. It’s like believing in Santa or the Tooth Fairy or the Easter Bunny — magical as long as they believe. What you’re doing is telling the people that the shiny presents and the bulging stockings on Christmas morning are just mom and dad staying up all night to do the work. You’re telling them we’re Santa. We’re the Easter Bunny. We’re the Tooth Fairy. You’re taking the magic away. You’re ruining Christmas morning and the whole Republic is gonna come crumbling down because you’re not tough enough to do what need to be done!”