A North Korean pianist announces his intention to defect in the Oval Office. While the staff passionately debate his request they also fight to get the President's choice of Vice President nominated by a new and hostile Speaker of the House. Written by
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The title refers to a Korean cultural concept, as described by Jed Bartlet: "There is no literal English translation. It's a state of mind. Of soul, really. A sadness. A sadness so deep, no tears will come. And yet still there's hope." See more
When the immensely-educated Will Bailey is writing the State of the Union speech, he mentions to the Undersecretary of State that "Article I" gives the president power of Commander-in-Chief, while the power actually comes under the Constitution's Article II. See more
In a triumph of the middling, a nod to mediocrity, and with gorge rising, it gives me great nausea to announce Robert Russell - Bingo Bob, himself - as your new Vice President.
This lapdog of the mining interests is as dull as he is unremarkable...
...as lackluster as he is soporific. This reversion to the mean...
...this rebuke to the exemplary...
...gives hope to the millions unfavored by the exceptional... Bob Russell: not the worst, not the best, just what we're stuck with.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more