In Season 1, Episode 10, of "Boardwalk Empire," women have recently been given the right to vote.
In the first election since suffrage, Nucky Thompson, the corrupt elected treasurer who runs Atlantic City, is trying to convince his girlfriend, Margaret Schroeder, to say a few words before the League of Woman Voters about his preferred candidate for Atlantic City Mayor. This exchange occurs:
Margaret: "What am I meant to say?"
Nucky: "That it's time for a change. The cronyism, the incompetence, the violence in our streets. All that's a thing of the past."
It's been nigh on 100 years, and they are selling the same crap. But don't blame them.
They aren't the ones buying it.