Amy Brookheimer and Jen Psaki
Actress Anna Chlumsky worked with a real Democratic flack to help create the veep's put-upon aide, Amy. Thus, she is likable and builds relationships in the press while giving nothing to work with. Psaki, who landed at the State Department after three stints with Obama, is exceptionally good at this. At one briefing, she managed to condemn everything Edward Snowden leaked with this caveat: "I think we broadly believe in free speech."