Name: Claudia Jean “CJ” Cregg
Fictional: Unfortunately yes
Universe: The West Wing
Bio: C.J. Cregg begins her career in the Bartlett administration as the Press Secretary, but later goes on to be the President’s Chief of Staff.
Why I have a crush on her:
I’ve recently been binge watching The West Wing, and I have been reminded how much I love Claudia Jean. She’s snarky and quick-witted and she doesn’t take crap from anyone, including the President. She’s also an incredibly real character; she struggles (rather unsuccessfully, in fact) to find a work-life balance, she has complicated romantic relationships, and she can lip-sync with the best of them! My favorite quote from C.J. comes from an interaction she has with Josh in the episode 3.17 The U.S. Poet Laureate
[C.J. is mad at Josh for posting to the message board of a Josh Lyman fan web site]
C.J. Cregg: If they discover you’ve been there, I’m going to shove a motherboard so far up your ass… What?
Josh Lyman: Well… technically, I outrank you.
C.J. Cregg: SO FAR UP YOUR ASS…
Ultimately, it’s her incredible ability to remain (mostly) calm under pressure that makes C.J. Cregg a crush-worthy woman!