The staff wrangles with the State Department over language in the inaugural address; a genocidal war breaks out in Kuhndu, and Bartlet weighs his options as Will pushes for American military involvement based on Bartlet's statements in the past; the Chief Justice's increased propensity for writing opinions in verse causes concern about his competence; Bartlet keeps Charlie busy on the hunt for the perfect Bible for the inauguration; Donna becomes upset when Jack is transferred out of the White House and reassigned to Italy after getting caught in a squeeze play between the Oval Office and the Pentagon. Written by
Did You Know?
The Equatorial Kundu story line and its atrocities are based on several real life African civil wars, notably Rwanda (1990-1994), Sierra Leone (1991-2002) and Mozambique (1977-1992). See more
The opening screen shows that Inauguration Day is Sunday. According to the 20th Amendment the formal, public Inauguration Day is moved to Monday when it falls on Sunday. A private swearing-in may still be conducted on Sunday. See more
Rock Me To Sleep
Written by Jill Sobule
and Richard Barone
Performed by Jill Sobule See more