While preparing for (and enduring) a state dinner for the newly-elected president of Indonesia, staff deal with a multitude of other problems: Josh and Mandy argue over the best way to handle an FBI standoff with militants in Idaho; Leo (and eventually Bartlet) intervenes in a negotiations between the Teamsters Union and national reps for the trucking industry; Toby tries to convince an Indonesian cabinet member to release a friend of his, an activist or incites anti-government protests, from prison; Sam witnesses Laurie at work as a call girl, serving as the state dinner date for a big fund raiser; and a pre-season hurricane initially threatens the Atlantic Coast, and then moves out to sea, where it puts an entire naval fleet in peril. Written by
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President Bartlet is told that the battle group threatened by the hurricane is made up of, "The aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy, which carries 5,000 men. Two guided missile cruisers, two destroyers, and two battleships ..." The last U.S. battleship in service, the U.S.S. Missouri, was decommissioned in 1992. At the time of filming (1999) there were no battleships in active service. See more
Toby, do you really think it's a good idea to invite people to dinner and then to tell them exactly what they're doing wrong with their lives?
Absolutely, otherwise it's just a waste of food.
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