Following the Vice-President's remarks to him, Toby realizes the truth behind the President's illness: multiple sclerosis. Toby, Leo, and Bartlet discuss the possible political implications of this if it goes public including possible jail time for the 17 people who now know about the illness. Meanwhile Sam, Josh, Donna and the rest of the staff, unaware of the illness, struggle with a speech the President is to give at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Written by
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The 17 people in the title are the First Lady, Elizabeth Bartlet-Westin, Ellie Bartlet, Zoey Bartlet, the President's brother John, Dr Herman Virkman, Vice President John Hoynes, Admiral Fitzwallace, Leo McGarry, Dr David Lee, 5 other doctors and radiologists, Toby Ziegler and of course President Bartlet himself. See more
Ainsley says "Fourteenth Article" when she very clearly means "Fourteenth Amendment." There is no Fourteenth Article to the US Constitution (there are 7, and 27 Amendments). See more
Leo, Hoynes left bread crumbs! He wanted me to find out!
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more