Madam President is the the generally accepted address if a woman ever becomes US President. Presumably she would be called that even if she was unmarried, because Miss President makes her sound like she’s Barbie.
I’ve never watched an episode of 24 but I know enough to get this. Basically Jack Bauer is a man who does so many illegal and unethical things to GET THE TERRORISTS. He’s been used as a defense for torture (I think even by Justice Scalia!). Course, I may be wrong about the character, but that’s the popular belief.
I’m glad this strip cleared up the confusion caused to me by having two cult-level TV series – neither of which I’ve ever watched – with major characters named “Jack” coming to an end within days of each other.