President Bartlet is making a whirlwind 20-hour trip to Los Angeles. On the flight he meets Zoey's new bodyguard, who assures him that she will protect his daughter from those who have been sending racist threats. Josh is excited to hear that Joey Lucas will be at the evening's fund raiser, but dismayed to learn that the host is threatening to cancel the party unless the President makes a public statement supporting gay rights. Back in Washington, Leo needs to convince Vice President Hoynes to break a 50-50 tie by voting for an ethanol gas tax. Written by
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During a party Donna walks away from Josh to "Go stalk Matthew Perry ". Matthew Perry goes on to appear in episode 20 of season 4. He also appears in Aaron Sorkin's later TV show 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip' with Bradley Whitford who plays Josh Lyman. See more
When the President's motorcade is first shown (when the President is arriving at LAX and traveling to the hotel), the motorcade is shown turning south onto Sepulveda Boulevard from Manchester Boulevard in Westchester, past the distinctive Loyola Theatre (now a medical building). This would take them towards LAX, not away from it. (The motorcade vehicles arrive ahead of Air Force One in Air Force cargo planes, typically the C-17, and would have be staged at the airport for his arrival.) See more
President Josiah Bartlet
This is a debate that is obviously going to continue in town halls and city halls and state legislatures and the US House of Representatives. There is a population of this country that seems to focus a great deal of time and energy on this conversation, so much so that I am moved to ask this question: Is there an epidemic of flag-burning going on that I'm not aware of?
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more