A bipartisan breakfast is being carefully staged to avoid any chance of conflict, so Toby strikes a deal with the majority leader's new Chief of Staff to get a discussion of real issues on the agenda. Sam thinks working conditions can be improved moving the press room across the street, but C.J. thinks it's a bad idea. Leo asks Josh to apologize to an important columnist on his behalf after making an embarrassing comment. Maneuvers by political opponents prompt Toby and Leo to begin thinking about reelection sooner than they expected. Written by
Did You Know?
When Josh and Sam are making a fire, Josh mentions that they aren't building Benjamin Harrison's log cabin. Harrison and his cabin were the focal point of a Parks and Recreation episode, which Rob Lowe stars in. See more
Charlie hands President Bartlet some remarks which Sam produced for the breakfast. President Bartlet reads aloud (with approval) from the text: "We spend so much time demonizing the other side, treating our opponents as if they were threatening strangers with whom we share nothing in common." Neither Bartlet nor Sam would have let a redundancy like "share nothing in common" into the text of a Presidential address. See more
Josh, this was delivered by messenger.
What is it?
It's... wait, wait. No, damn, my x-ray vision is failing me today.
References Ice Station Zebra
West Wing Main Title
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more