In a private, late-night, Cliff Calley informs Leo and Jordon he has negotiated a settlement in the Congressional witch hunt over Bartlet's MS: Bartlet can accept a joint congressional censure (House Concurrent Resolution 172, or H.Con. 172); Leo initially refuses to bring it to the president, insisting it will devastate the president and affect him for the rest of his life, but he does mull it over, and consults with Josh and repeatedly with Jordon about it; Josh begins his romantic pursuit of women's issues advocate Amy Gardner, but flubs it a couple of times while she continues dating other men. Written by
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When Leo and Jordon emerge from the elevator at the beginning of the episode, the camera lingers on a portrait of Andrew Jackson before they enter the conference room. Andrew Jackson was the only sitting US President to be censured, although that censure was later expunged. See more
What Leo McGarry says, speaking with counsel Jordan, "This would be the first time ever a president has been censured" is incorrect. In 1834 the Senate censured Andrew Jackson ( in 1837 however the censure was expunged ). See more
I studied a lot in school. I studied hard in high school and at Harvard and in law school. My IQ doesn't break the bank and I wanted to do this so I studied all the time. And I missed something or it's like I skipped a year 'cause I never learned what you do after you think you like somebody - what you do next. And every- everybody did learn... a lot of other people, anyway. I didn't walk out tonight. When my phone rings at eleven o'clock it's important- not important to me- important. And I'm ...
References The Lion in Winter
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more