The President, C.J. Cregg, Will Bailey, and others are returning from a long flight overseas. As Air Force One is about to land, the indicator light for the nose wheel fails to come on, prompting pilot Colonel Jessie Weiskopf to call off the landing, and notify the President of the possibility of terrorism. The White House Press Corps is on board, therefore CJ and Will must keep the story under wraps, due to it being a world market event. This becomes a challenge when a F-15 Eagle jet is sent to inspect the nose wheel on AFO. Meanwhile on the ground, Josh is working with Congressman Tom Landis (R-MD) on legislation to Clean-up Chesapeake Bay, which angers Congressional Democrats. Toby meets with Congressman Mark Richardson (D-NY) who has introduced legislation to reinstate the draft, furthermore Toby notifies the Congressman a soldier from his constituency was killed in action in Equatorial Kundu. Donna works with members of the 1st Airlift Squadron, 89th Airlift Wing to learn about "... Written by
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Josh is met in a WW passageway by Democrat Party leaders who saw him in talks with a Republican representative from Maryland, and they mention the Bartlet re-election is a "lonely landslide." This meant that, while carrying a majority for himself, Bartlet did not enable fellow Democrats to get re-elected as well. Similarly-termed elections: California's Democratic Governor Jerry Brown , Reagan over Mondale . See more
At several points during the episode various characters refer to the jet fighter attempting a visual inspection of Air Force one as an F16 or Falcon (meaning an F16 Fighting Falcon). However, the plane, when seen through the window by the assembled press pool, is clearly an F15 Eagle, a much larger aircraft that looks nothing at all like an F16. The same error of aircraft identification occurs in the first episode of season four. See more
Congressman Mark Richardson
It's not going to screw you too much?
No. It'll screw us the regular amount.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more