While a live TV show is broadcast from the West Wing following the State of the Union, the staff must covertly deal with a hostage situation in Columbia. CJ learns that a special guest at the state of the union has a black mark on his record that could taint the administration. Ainsley Hayes is afraid to meet the President in person. Written by
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When Charlie interrupts Mrs. Bartlet reviewing the State of the Union on a recording, the last line heard from the speech talks about the "blue ribbon panel". When Charlie leaves and Abby resumes the recording, we hear President Bartlet repeat that same line again even though Abby had not rewound the recording. See more
...if you combine the populations of Great Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark and Australia, you'll get a population roughly the size of the United States. We had 32,000 gun deaths last year, they had 112. Do you think it's because Americans are more homicidal by nature? Or do you think it's because those guys have gun control laws?
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