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
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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
(at around 26 mins) President Bartlett is chewing out his daughter Eleanor/Ellie for contacting Danny about the Surgeon General's marijuana Q&A. The president mentions "Zoe and Elizabeth". He is not mistakenly calling Eleanor "Elizabeth", rather he is referring to his eldest daughter, Elizabeth Bartlet Westin, portrayed by Annabeth Gish
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President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet
The only thing you ever had to do to make me happy was come home at the end of the day.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
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