Scandal is a Deconstructor Fleet to political dramas
Even in a harsh society, no one is doomed to victimization
A woman who in most series would be casted as a designated victim (being in a situation which casts prejudice upon her, as a black woman having an affair with a politician) proves to be the second most powerful person in the show. Not only escaping victimization herself, she helps other designated victims to be free and they gain in power together, forming a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits
Ethics depend on people, not on parties and stereotypical roles
Cyrus Beene, the CIA and Billy Chambers : EVIL.
Mellie Grant : Questionnable.
Fitzgerald Grant, his vice-president and Olivia : GOOD.
Reporters in general : THREAT.
Gideon : The Cutie