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
When Bartlet is showing Toby the map of the Middle East from 1707, Toby points out Israel isn't on the map. Bartlet explains Israel wasn't created for "another 250 years", it was actually created 241 years later in 1948. See more
President Josiah Bartlet
I was wrong. I was, I was just... I was wrong. Come on, we know that. Lots of times we don't know what right or wrong is, but lots of times we do, and come on... this is one. I may not have had sinister intent at the outset, but there were plenty of opportunities for me to make it right. No one in government takes responsibility for anything any more. We foster, we obfuscate, we rationalize. "Everybody does it", that's what we say. So we come to occupy a moral safe house where everyone's to ...
References The Lion in Winter
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more