The President insists that C.J. join him on the red-eye flight to Portland after she makes one comment too many about his alma mater, Notre Dame. Josh tries to defeat a popular anti-gay marriage bill to avoid forcing the President into a veto decision. Sam wants to do a last minute rewrite of an education speech to be more uplifting, but Toby suspects he want to change policy. Leo deals with an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf that appears to be blatantly smuggling Iraqi oil in violation of UN sanctions. Josh's critique of Donna's dating record suggests he has more than a casual interest in the subject. Written by
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Ainsley tries to get a can of Fresca, but they do not keep Fresca in the building. According to historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Lyndon Johnson loved the soda Fresca so much he had a fountain installed in the Oval Office that dispensed the beverage, which the president could operate by pushing a button on his desk chair. See more
The Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk helicopter is incorrectly referred to as the CH-47 Seahawk. The Boeing-Vertol CH-47 Chinook heavy lift helicopter is not used by the US Navy and therefore cannot be the helicopter in question. It is possible, however unlikely, that the writers intended to refer to the Boeing-Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight from which the CH-47 was developed. See more
[despondent over his current writing "slump"
Oratory should raise your heart rate. Oratory should blow the doors off the place. We should be talking about not being satisfied with past solutions; we should be talking about a permanent revolution.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more