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
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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
During his conversation with Asst. Secretary of State for Public Affairs Brice Lilley, Will Bailey refers to the non-existent "clause in Article One that says not every president gets the full powers of Commander-in-Chief." Article One deals with the creation of the Legislative Branch. Any clause dealing with presidential powers would be in Article Two, which deals with the creation of the Executive Branch. See more
President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet
Why is a Kundunese life worth less to me than an American life?
I don't know, sir, but it is.
Rock Me To Sleep
Written by Jill Sobule
and Richard Barone
Performed by Jill Sobule See more