The surgeon general makes some controversial comments about marijuana, leading to an attack by family values groups and an unsolicited comment by Bartlet's middle daughter, Ellie, to Danny Concannon that her father wouldn't fire the s.g. The president summons Ellie from med school in Baltimore to the W.H., and we learn that she, unlike her parents and sisters, is shy and reticent, and has always felt like the family outcast in Jed's eyes. Elsewhere, Sam gives a visiting movie producer a verbal lynching for publicly calling the president a coward after Charlie turns down a W.H. screening of his salacious new film. Written by
Did You Know?
The film mentioned in the episode - "Prince of New York" - is a fictional creation. As is the Family Values Leadership Council which opposes it. See more
Several times in the episode the Surgeon General says (or is quoted as saying) that Marijuana isn't addictive like Heroin or LSD are. LSD is not addictive. See more
[the Surgeon General is waiting with Margaret outside Leo's office
Red meat has been found to cause cancer in white rats. Maraschino cherries have been found to cause cancer in white rats. Cellular phones have been found to cause cancer in white rats. Has anyone examined the possibility that cancer might be hereditary in white rats?
Surgeon General Millicent Griffith
Let me tell you something, I'm not a hundred percent sure we've ruled that out.
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