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After spending months negotiating a difficult summit with China, Josh is dismayed to learn that the President accepted a flag symbolizing Taiwanese independence. Vice President Hoynes appears on television to promote his book and indicates a desire to return to politics. With the Iowa caucuses only a few months away, Vice President Russell and others begin positioning themselves to win the Democratic presidential nomination. President Bartlet finds tying his bow tie unexpectedly difficult. Written by Murray Chapman

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A Senator refers to "3-PC Orion" airplanes being sold to Taiwan. The correct designation for this airplane is "P3-C Orion". See more »


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A Change Is Gonna Come
Written by Sam Cooke
Performed by James Taylor
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Bernard, part deux
16 December 2012 | by (Jersey City) – See all my reviews

On the eve of a summit with China, Jed accidentally accepts an independent Taiwanese flag, when M.S. has him half-blinded. Charlie must get the flag back from the gifts unit...now tended by Bernard Thatch (Paxton Whitehead - BACK TO SCHOOL)! He's as droll as ever, though the writing isn't as snappy as his last go round. Hoynes' pre-campaign book tour is in full swing, and he asks Josh to be his Leo. Russell invites himself to a presidential photo op. The underestimated Ed O'Neill (MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, DUTCH) debuts as candidate Governor Eric Baker. In one of the most magical musical moments in the show's history, James Taylor plays Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come" at a White House banquet.


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