In my post on the sucky-and-getting-suckier NBC show "The Event" last week, I remarked that I thought President Martinez was a Republican, given his apparently Cuban-Floridian heritage. This remarked sparked some controversy in the comments, as many thought the fact that the president was an African American who opposed torture made him axiomatically a Democrat.
Well, this week's episode ended all doubts. The vice president, a heavy-set white guy whom we know is of a different party than the president, sneered that Martinez only became president because of his Ivy League pedigree and charisma. Now, there's no shortage of Ivy League degrees or charisma on either side of the aisle, but only Republicans get offended by Democrats who have them. So I was wrong -- Martinez is clearly a Democrat.
Another tipoff is that the president is portrayed as kind of a good guy while the VP is a weasel. On pretty much any network but Fox, this is code for Democrat and Republican, respectively.