A fictitious small town in N.H. is the site of the first presidential primary vote, and the results from Hartsfield's Landing, announced at 12:07 a.m., will dominate the news all day until the final tally, so Josh wants favorable press for the president, prompting to ask Donna to persuade a local couple she knows to reconsider their vote. Elsewhere, Bartlet has just returned from India with a collection of antique chess sets he gives as gifts to the staff. He plays Toby while they discuss their recent blow-up, Bartlet's insomnia and Toby's fervent belief that the president's enormous intellectual gravitas is an asset, not a liability, to the campaign. He also plays Sam as they discuss a critical detente standoff between China and Taiwan. And Charlie and C.J. stand off in a series of pranks over a missing copy of the president's private schedule. Written by
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In this episode while Sam and the President play chess, the President tells Sam he will run for President someday. Rob Lowe will go on to play President. Kennedy in the TV movie Killing Kennedy. See more
President Bartlett refers to one of the chess sets as being in the 'Stantan' pattern. This is incorrect, the pattern is named for English Grand Master Howard Staunton. No chess player would even make that mistake. The Staunton pattern is used for all tournament sets. See more
So, how long do you usually make people your bitch?
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more