While the w.h. is hosting a gala dinner for Nobel Prize winners, Leo and the president learn of a suicide bomb in an Israeli cafe that took the lives of two American students in Tel Aviv ... See full summary »
While the w.h. is hosting a gala dinner for Nobel Prize winners, Leo and the president learn of a suicide bomb in an Israeli cafe that took the lives of two American students in Tel Aviv for a soccer match, and the staff attempts to manage the president's first veto, of a House bill eliminating the estate tax, and the threat of an override the same night. Sam and Toby first try to sway a contentious Dem. From Tennessee who wants a whole list of farming and ranching concessions in exchange for his vote and three proxies; after a pep talk from Leo, they devise a substitute plan that may prove even more effective, if it works. Josh takes the governor of Indiana into a private meeting to determine if the man plans to challenge Bartlet in Democratic primary. C.J. takes heat from a smarmy Dallas entertainment reporter who is in town for the Nobel dinner but winds up having to cover the veto and override vote, but after the reporter embarrasses her during a live stand-up, C.J. one ups the ... Written by
A military advisor refers to AH-64 Apache attack helicopters as "Douglas AH Apache Longbows". The correct designation is the "AH-64D Apache Longbow". The "AH" simply indicates that it is an attack helicopter but does not signify the type. F-22 fighters are never referred to as Lockheed-Martin "F" Raptors and the Apache would never be simply called an "AH". Furthermore, Douglas Aircraft Company merged with McDonnell Aircraft in 1967 (creating McDonnell Douglas) long before the Apache helicopter even existed. So referring to the manufacturer as Douglas is a significant misnomer. The Apache was originally produced by Hughes, then by McDonnell Douglas, and is currently built by Boeing (and had been for several years before this episode aired). So at the time it would have been correctly identified as a Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow. And while McDonnell Douglas would probably still be acceptable, it's doubtful a military expert would ever refer to the Apache as having been made by Douglas. See more »
The staff manages the President's first veto, trying to assure it won't be overridden. Democratic congressmen hold them hostage, until they realize they can get the votes they need from republicans for much less. Josh has a meeting with an Indiana governor (Kevin Tighe - ROAD HOUSE, MUMFORD) who might challenge Bartlet in the primary. A fantastic scene. C.J. slaps down a snarky entertainment reporter. The debut of Thomas Kopache (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN) as Asst. Sec. of State Bob Slattery, who would do fourteen episodes over the duration of the show (and is also one of only four actors to play seven different characters on STAR TREK).
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