Russian Negotiator Nikolai Ivanovich: Why must every American president bound out of an automobile like as at a yacht club while in comparison our leader looks like... I don't even know what word is.
Sam Seaborn: Frumpy?
Russian Negotiator Nikolai Ivanovich: I don't know what "frumpy" is but onomatopoetically sounds right.
Sam Seaborn: It's hard not to like a guy who doesn't know frumpy but knows onomatopoeia.
[Discussing C.J.'s security detail]
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: You can't come in the briefing room.
Agent Simon Donovan: A crowded room where anyone can get credentialed and you're up at the podium? No, I'm pretty sure I'll be there.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: This is what you meant by "I'm the boss?"
Agent Simon Donovan: Ah, yeah, I guess that's more of an honorary thing.
Agent Simon Donovan: [to C.J. about her protection] By the way, I can't guarantee anything, except to say that if you're dead, chances are I am too.
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: You're going to get secret service protection, but I can't order it unless you sign this piece of paper; so sign this piece of paper.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: Sir, can I ask why you feel it's necessary?
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: Because Ron says it is; and around here we do whatever Ron says.
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: [C.J. continues to object to Secret Service protection, and President Bartlet interrupts] I don't care. I don't care. You're part of my family and this thing is happening and I simply won't permit it. Sign the piece of paper. Let me tell you something: The last time a member of my staff got a death threat, they missed him and hit me.