What happens on "Scandal" is beyond batty. Which is the main reason it's so much fun to watch. But after watching Thursday's episode, it would appear the writers aren't even trying.
They're certainly not trying to do anything even slightly realistic anymore. This show centered on the White House completely ignored the U.S. Constitution and history itself.
OK, within the unreal reality of "Scandal," let's accept that Vice President Sally Langston (Kate Burton) has declared she's running against President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) as a third-party candidate, and that she refuses to resign the vice presidency.
It's certainly a lot less insane than when, a couple of episodes ago, Sally stabbed her gay husband to death and White House chief of Staff Cyrus Beene (Jeff Perry) covered it up.<