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President Bartlet refuses to let Speaker of the House Haffley hold him hostage on the budget and allows the government to be shut down.
Did You Know?
During the early part of the shutdown Will is looking for coffee and C.J. tells him to "try Swings at 17th & G." M.E. Swing Company (www.swingscoffee.com) is located at that address and is across the street from the OEOB (Old Executive Office Building, part of the White House complex). See more
Although it takes place during the holiday season and multiple characters comment on the freezing temperature, when Bartlet stops to speak to the tourists from Kansas on his way to the Capitol, the tourists as well as those in the background can be seen wearing light clothing and t-shirts. See more
Vice President Bob Russell
You know what they call a leader with no followers? Just a guy taking a walk.
References Days of Our Lives
West Wing Main Title
Written by Pete Anthony
Performed by W.G. Snuffy Walden See more