Bartlet, Leo, Sam, Toby, and C.J. travel to New York City for a Catholic fund raiser at a long Broadway play called "The War of the Roses". Josh steps up his efforts to beat his girlfriend, Amy, in their struggle over welfare reform, which leads to her forced resignation. C.J. and Secret Service agent Simon Donavon grow closer, but a tragic event cuts short their relationship. At the play, Bartlet comes face to face with Republican Presidential candidate Rob Ritchie and faces the decision of whether or not to assassinate the Qumari Defense Minister. Written by
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The episode title refers to not only the Latin definition, but also to 18 U.S.C. § 1385. "Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus. Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both." See more
When Simon calls in the robbery, he gives the location as being on Broadway in the upper 90's. This is a couple of miles from the theater and, even if he were going to the Secret Service field office (as CJ notes later), he'd be going the wrong way; the field office was moved to Brooklyn after the September 11 attacks. See more
Before your next job interview with the President, I'm gonna remind you that you probably don't wanna be stoned.
There's gonna be a second interview?
There's gonna be as many as it takes. We're gonna get this right.
Well, let me back you up a second. Have we done the first one yet?
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more