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
Did You Know?
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 Joey Lucas speaks with Josh about flag burning, she quotes an old proverb in Latin "Vox populi, vox Dei". Her sign language translator pronounce the "i" in "populi" as in Iowa when it must be pronounced as in Indiana. 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