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"The West Wing" The Short List (TV Episode 1999) Poster

(TV Series)

(1999)

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Sam Seaborn: It's not just about abortion, it's about the next 20 years. In the '20s and '30s it was the role of government. '50s and '60s it was civil rights. The next two decades are going to be privacy. I'm talking about the Internet. I'm talking about cell phones. I'm talking about health records and who's gay and who's not. And moreover, in a country born on the will to be free, what could be more fundamental than this?

Josh Lyman: [after a press conference that claimed 1 out of 3 White House staffers takes drugs] Five White House staffers in the room... I would like to say to the 1.6 of you who are stoned right now that it's time to share.

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President Josiah Bartlet: This is huge. Which one of you is the man?

Toby Ziegler: On this one, we'd like to think of ourselves collectively as the men, sir.

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C.J. Cregg: What are you holding?

Danny Concannon: It's a goldfish.

C.J. Cregg: Why?

Danny Concannon: It's for you.

C.J. Cregg: Really?

Danny Concannon: Josh said you liked goldfish.

C.J. Cregg: The crackers, Danny. The cheese things that you have at a party?

Danny Concannon: Ah. Well... you know what? I'm not a hundred percent sure I was supposed to know that.

C.J. Cregg: The crackers, Danny.

Danny Concannon: Well, fine. Now I got a goldfish.

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C.J. Cregg: Set fire to the room. Do it now.

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Danny Concannon: Is it gonna be Harrison?

C.J. Cregg: Why, why, oh why do you ask me questions that you absolutely positively know I'm not going to answer?

Danny Concannon: It's a good conversation starter.

C.J. Cregg: I can't go out on a date with you, Danny.

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President Josiah Bartlet: You know, I imagine the view from your largely unscrutinized place in history must be very different from mine. But I'd remind you, sir, that I have the following things to negotiate: an opposition Congress, special interests with power beyond belief, and a bitchy media.

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Josh Lyman: You're Leo McGarry. You're not going to be taken down by this small fraction of a man. I won't permit it.

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Judge Peyton Cabot Harrison III: Were you just calling me a fool, Mr. Seaborn?

Sam Seaborn: I wasn't calling you a fool, sir. The brand new state of Georgia was.

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