After a Republican commentator trounces Sam on television, President Bartlett decides to hire her over the objections of the staff. Josh and Toby mediate a conference between U.S. drug companies and an African President whose country is dying of AIDS. Written by
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During the previous episode, President Bartlet excoriates a smug and prissy woman radio talk show for (among other things) not standing up when he stood. However, in this episode, after Bartlet, Josh, and Toby have met in Toby's office, Bartlet stands to leave and neither Josh or Toby stands with him (although the rest of the office suite does conspicuously stand). See more
President Nimbala points out to the drug representative that his company has high profits from sales of fluconazole, to which Toby remarks that, "There is more money to be made in giving a white guy an erection than curing a black man of AIDS." Fluconazole has nothing to do with erections. It's used to treat fungal infections, not erectile dysfunction. See more
Is the White House prepared to declare war on the drug companies?
Well, it sounds like you already have, so if we need a button man, we'll call ya.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more