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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This is the first of 3 appearances of Ted McGinley who also has appeared in another Sorkin TV show. The first being Sports Night as Dana's Lawyer boyfriend Gordan. In the West Wing he appears in a recurring rule as a news anchor for Capital Beat. 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
President Josiah Bartlet
When they close the book on me and you, it will say that at this moment you were not there for me. And for that, obviously, there will be some kind of punishment.
Well, you could sing Puccini for me again, Mr. President. We'll call it even.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more