With hypothetical polling numbers showing them its political suicide, staffers prepare to announce the President's condition. As they do, a military crisis flares up in Haiti and Josh faces off against two senators who are against the Government's tobacco-industry suit. But as bad as the day seems to be going, a tragedy will come from a car wreck at 18th and Potomac that will effect everything. Written by
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When Sam walks into the conference room late in the episode and says "I want to state right here, right now, in terms so plain and clear as to command their assent . . . " he is paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson's explanation for the purpose of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson stated its purpose was ". . . to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm as to command their assent . . ." See more
The President is told that the Haitian army has "two Bradleys with 120 millimeter cannons". The Bradley infantry fighting vehicle is equipped with a 25mm auto-cannon; the 120mm gun is on the much larger Abrams main battle tank. It is possible, though unlikely, she is referring to the variant of the Bradley equipped with the 120mm mortar. See more
Oh, Oliver. Do you know what peripheral neuropathy indicates?
No, but I don't really care that much.
References Mary Tyler Moore
West Wing Main Title
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more