Sam meticulously prepares a speech for the President to give to the environmental lobby, but Toby wants to sneak in some criticism of their failure to condemn environmental terrorism. Leo tries to convince the President to support his pet project - a missile defense shield - despite its continued failure to produce results, and the fact that it likely contravenes an anti-ballistic missile treaty. Several countries including Great Britain have sent new ambassadors to Washington to be recognized by the White House. C.J. travels to New York on a delicate mission to ask for a political favor from a comedian. Written by
Did You Know?
The fictional arson the characters discuss is a reference to the 1998 arson of a Vail Ski Resort development, carried out by the Earth Liberation Front. The ELF was considered, at the time, to be the largest domestic terrorist threat in the United States. See more
When President Bartlet accepts Lord John Marbury as Ambassador he is announced as the Ambassador from Great Britain. The correct title would be Ambassador from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. See more
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet
You know what you are? You're the Charlie Brown of missile defense. The Pentagon is Lucy.
References The Monkees
Minuet from String Quintet G. 275
Written by Luigi Boccherini See more