Warren Keaton: Does no one here care that closing the bases might be what's best for the country?
Jim Gardner: [sarcastically] No, Mr. Vice President, you're the only one who cares about the country. The rest of us are just here for the book deals.
Mackenzie Allen: So, it's better to BE ineffective, than to seem ineffective, right? What a town!
Jayne Murray: [running into Jim during her first day in the White House as a lobbyist] Rumor is the President's decided to run.
Jim Gardner: That's your hello?
Jayne Murray: Come on! You guys brought in Dickie McDonald...
Jim Gardner: Like, a half hour ago! Did somebody send up a smoke signal from the RNC?
Jayne Murray: Oh, we use instant messaging now.
Jim Gardner: [to President Allen, whose mother is visiting the White House for Thanksgiving] Must be nice to get a visit from someone who's just here for the turkey.
Mackenzie Allen: You don't know my mother.
Kelly Ludlow: Since you got here, all I'm getting is speculation on: Is she running, and when is she announcing.
Richard 'Dickie' McDonald: [Smiling proudly] I like that.
Kelly Ludlow: I'm sure that you do, but there's only so much I can vamp from the podium.
Richard 'Dickie' McDonald: Your vamping polls higher than you think.
Kelly Ludlow: Ah, you polled my vamping?
Richard 'Dickie' McDonald: I poll everything.
Sara Templeton: Jayne was an excellent Chief of Staff. You won't find any better. And you know you miss her.
Nathan Templeton: Well... I can't hire her back.
Sara Templeton: Why not?
Nathan Templeton: 'Cause I'd have to beg.