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
Did You Know?
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
Sam's full name is Samuel Norman Seaborn. The large letter of the monogram on his shirt shows a large N in the middle, with two small S letters on the side. The large letter is traditionally the last name, and should be an S. See more
You all right?
Sure you don't want some acetylsalicylic acid?... Aspirin, my brother.
What a dumb major you had.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more