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Margaret Hooper (Character)
from "The West Wing" (1999)

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"The West Wing: In Excelsis Deo (#1.10)" (1999)
Leo McGarry: [Signing Christmas cards] Who the hell is this guy and why do I care if he has a merry Christmas?
Margaret: Just sign the damn thing.

[signing Christmas cards]
Leo McGarry: Who's Elizabeth?
Margaret: Your sister.


"The West Wing: Ellie (#2.15)" (2001)
Margaret Hooper: [the Surgeon General is waiting with Margaret outside Leo's office] Red meat has been found to cause cancer in white rats. Maraschino cherries have been found to cause cancer in white rats. Cellular phones have been found to cause cancer in white rats. Has anyone examined the possibility that cancer might be hereditary in white rats?
Surgeon General Millicent Griffith: Let me tell you something, I'm not a hundred percent sure we've ruled that out.


"The West Wing: Manchester: Part 2 (#3.3)" (2001)
Sam Seaborn: Good news about Haiti.
Margaret: I say we should have gone in there with four tank divisions and turned the place into a casino.
Sam Seaborn: Manifest destiny.
Margaret: Bet your ass!


"The West Wing: Tomorrow (#7.22)" (2006)
Margaret Hooper: ...and they've asked that we vacate our parking spots by 2 p.m.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: Not a problem. I walked today.
Margaret Hooper: Really?
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: Yes, I often walk.
Margaret Hooper: You do?
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: Sometimes I walk. I'm going to walk a lot when I get back to California.
Margaret Hooper: Los Angeles being a pedestrian nirvana.


"The West Wing: In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part II (#2.2)" (2000)
[the President neglected a formality transferring executive power before going into surgery]
Margaret: Can - can I just say something, you know, for the future?
Leo McGarry: Yeah.
Margaret: *I* can sign the President's name. I have his signature down pretty good.
Leo McGarry: You can sign the President's name?
Margaret: Yeah.
Leo McGarry: On a document removing him from power and handing it to someone else?
Margaret: Yeah. Or, do you think the White House Counsel would say that was a bad idea?
Leo McGarry: I think the White House Counsel would say that's a coup d'etat.
Margaret: I'd probably end up doing some time for that.
Leo McGarry: I would think. And what the hell are you doing practicing the President's signature?
Margaret: It's just for fun.
Leo McGarry: We've got separation of powers, checks and balances, and Margaret, vetoing things and sending them back to the hill.


"The West Wing: The Drop In (#2.12)" (2001)
Brit. Ambassador Lord John Marbury: Your assistant, Margaret, is looking positively buxom.
Leo McGarry: [awkwardly] Thank you. I'll tell her.
Margaret: [from outer office] Thank you!
Brit. Ambassador Lord John Marbury: Oh, yes! Well done!


"The West Wing: In This White House (#2.4)" (2000)
Ainsley Hayes: [about Margaret] She seems like a very good secretary.
Leo McGarry: Well, she'll be happy to hear that. She's standing right outside the door.
Margaret Hooper: [Leo hits the closed door] Ow.