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Tawny Cryer, Appropriations Committee
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When the military loses contact with a submarine in hostile waters, the President must choose between risking the lives of the crew and provoking North Korea. CJ relishes the Majority Leader's flubbing of an interview. Babbish informs Abby that she is the weak link in the President's legal defense. Written by Taigan

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submarine | medical ethics | See All (2) »

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Trivia

The Assistant Secretary of State, played by Hal Holbrook, refers to the U.S.S. Pueblo incident, saying, "I was there." Holbrook played the captain of the Pueblo in Pueblo (1973). See more »

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When Nancy briefs Leo, she identifies the USS Portland as a Seawolf-class submarine and notes that two other Seawolf-class submarines stationed "off Japan" would be in position to affect a rescue mission. While it is true that the US Navy has three Seawolf-class subs, in 2001, only two had been built, as the USS Jimmy Carter was still under construction. See more »

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Abbey Bartlet: You should be careful, Oliver. You keep talking like a human being, they're gonna kick you out of the bar.
Oliver Babish: I've been kicked out of bars before.
Abbey Bartlet: I meant...
Oliver Babish: I know what you meant.
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West Wing Main Title
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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C.J.'s too sexy for her podium
16 November 2012 | by (Estero Island) – See all my reviews

When contact with a nuclear sub is lost, Asst. Secretary of State Albie Duncan (national treasure Hal Holbrook - ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, WALL STREET), a crusty dinosaur whose scolding and pontificating make Jed hide, is called in. Toby defends the N.E.A. from the philistines. He's asked what he thinks about an artist who strips, covers herself in chocolate, and and sings. He replies, "By and large, I'm not wild about musicals". The sparring between Abbey and Babish is priceless. The high point belongs to Bruno, when he talks with disgust over how the word "liberal" has been demonized...and the liberals allowed it to happen. Silver's finest WEST WING moment.


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