Will struggles to find the words when the Inauguration speech seems to avoid current heart breaking issues.
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Besides the series always being in the off-years from the real presidential elections (the series' presidential elections are held in 2002 and 2006 and stated as such years), the inauguration ceremony/address/parade/balls are held on a Sunday. In reality, if January 20th falls on a Sunday, the president takes the oath of office as constitutionally required, but the ceremonies are held the next day. This happened in reality in 2013 with Barack Obama's second inaugural. Will: Which is more than you can say for the Kuhndunese. Kuhndu is a made-up country. Toby: ...but we're not talking about the President going to Asia or the President going to Rwanda or the President going to Qumar. Qumar is a made-up country. According to Toby his office is 63 feet from the Oval Office, so wouldn't the Secret Service come running into the room from the sound of Will shattering a pane of glass? The expression "Avoid entangling alliances" is incorrectly attributed to Jefferson -- it's from George Washington's Farewell Address. See more
CJ mentions Zaire being in talks with Equatorial Kundu. The "Republic of Zaire" was named back into the "Democratic Republic of the Congo" in 1997, after dictator Mobutu fled the country. See more
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet
They're saying I'm rewriting the Constitution on the back of a napkin. They're saying on Fox that a guy who couldn't run a local sheriff's department wants to send troops around the world. They're saying it's liberalism with a grenade launcher. But they're not saying it was badly written, so that's something. And they sure as hell know I was serious, so that's something else. Congratulations, folks, we've got ourselves a doctrine.
References Babes in Toyland
Rock Me To Sleep
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