With Thornhill ahead in the polls, Selina and her staff discuss how to make her more "folksy". In need of a job, Jonah meets with Bill Ericsson. Selina has an interview with pretentious journalist Quincy Carter.
Set in Washington, D.C., Senator Selina Meyer becomes Vice President, only to discover the job is nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about. Sue is Vice President Meyer's assistant; Amy is her chief of staff; Gary is her right-hand man; Dan is an ambitious director of communications for a senator; Jonah is a young and somewhat clueless White House liaison; and Mike is Vice President Meyer's weathered spokesperson.
Veep is based on the style of the BBC television sitcom The Thick of It which is set in a fictional department of the British government. The Thick of It was first broadcast in 2005, gaining a number of awards and in 2009 inspiring a spin-off film, In the Loop.