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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Lisa Edelstein who played Sam's call-girl friend before disappearing from the show makes a cameo appearance at the fundraising party. See more
C.J. is approached by a studio representative offering her a "development deal." She makes a big point of not understanding what that is, both with him and then later with Sam. As revealed in later episodes, before working on the President's election campaign, C.J. worked as a publicist in Los Angeles. Although she indicated she was not suited to being an entertainment publicist, she should have been familiar with what development was. 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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