With the staff all bickering with one another in Manchester, especially adversarial speech writers Toby and Doug, who angrily disagree about whether Bartlet should make a public apology for lying about his MS, and with the president sniping at everyone, the second-term announcement speech is locked. Abby ultimately forgives the president for deciding to run again without discussing it with her, and he ultimately apologizes to the staff in private for keeping his condition from them, which they expect will soon lead to a whole slew of grand jury subpoenas. Written by
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The map in the situation room uses the Peter's Projection. In the Season 2 episode, "Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail," CJ meets with a group that wants the White House to encourage use of the Peter's Projection. See more
When Donna (Janel Moloney) enters Josh's room to find him not prepared for the presidents upcoming speech to kick off his reelection campaign, Josh (Bradley Whitford) is wearing a Wesleyan University shirt. The character Josh did not go to Wesleyan, he went to Harvard for college and Yale for law school. Though Bradley Whitford went to Wesleyan, the character Josh may have acquired the shirt in other ways. See more
I'm from Oregon. In Oregon we like to see a man stand up and say he's sorry. Where are you from?
I'm from the United States of suck my...
All right! Let's take lunch.
Republicans talk about how arrogant you guys are. I always thought it was the natural reaction that comes to not getting the girl. I can't believe how much they've been low-balling it.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
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