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"The West Wing" Inauguration: Part 1 (TV Episode 2003) Poster

(TV Series)

(2003)

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Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Bryce Lilly: Are you rewriting the section?

Will Bailey: Yes, sir.

Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Bryce Lilly: Dramatically?

Will Bailey: Well, I like to think I have a certain flair.

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President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet: I can't remember your name, but are you asking me out on a date?

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Toby Ziegler: I throw a rubber ball against the window; that means you come to me. As my frustration level grows, so does the velocity of the ball against the window.

Will Bailey: Don't you ever worry about the window breaking?

Toby Ziegler: During moments of peak frustration: when the Speaker of the House threatened to repeal the 16th Amendment, a couple of Yankee games, and when Congress censured my boss... but it's always held up, that window; that window is a game-day player.

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President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet: Some of which have my name on them. So tell Jeff Tomlison and Baby Bob to take a deep knee bend, would you? I'm just as big a cotton candy ass as they are.

Josh Lyman: Yes, sir.

President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet: You're just going to let that hang in the air?

Josh Lyman: Of course not, sir. You're a much bigger cotton candy ass than they are.

President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet: Damn right.

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Will Bailey: You and Leo McGarry and Josh are his senior counselors. And it's not like he doesn't already want to go there.

Toby Ziegler: This language proposes a new doctrine for the use of force. That we use force whenever we see an injustice we want to correct. Like Mother Teresa with first strike capabilities.

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President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet: Why is a Kundunese life worth less to me than an American life?

Will Bailey: I don't know, sir, but it is.

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Archbishop Zake Kintaka: Patrick, you may pray all you wish, but thousands upon thousands of African children will die unless the U.S. intervenes. Tens of thousands of Kundunese children and their parents slaughtered.

Cardinal: Well, I don't control the armed forces Zake.

President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet: No he was talking to me, Your Eminence. Your Excellency, I got a very sketchy intelligence report on the violence in the capital about an hour ago.

Archbishop Zake Kintaka: The violence isn't limited to Batang sir, it has spread to the countryside.

President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet: I didn't know that.

Archbishop Zake Kintaka: May I ask you something, sir, with all due respect.

President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet: Yes.

Archbishop Zake Kintaka: If mass genocide had broken out in a small European country, would your intelligence briefing this morning have been quite so "sketchy"?

President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet: No.

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