After a fatal shooting in Texas, the president asks Hoynes to go down there and speak out for gun control, in spite of his history opposing it. Donna makes a gaffe in front of the Congressional committee. Leo argues with an old friend about the creation of an international war crimes tribunal. Written by
Did You Know?
One of the subplots concerns Sam's obsession over the "Legal Tender Modernization Act", which aims at eliminating the penny. The act does exist and was actually introduced in May 2001 by Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe
. The act also aims at withdrawing the Susan B. Anthony dollar from circulation, and prohibiting any redesign of the $1 bill. See more
During the war crimes discussion between Leo McGarry and General Adamle, the aircraft piloted by Leo during the Vietnam War is incorrectly referred to as an F-105 "Fighter Chief". The correct and official nickname of the F-105 is "Thunderchief". See more
[Sam's interrupting Leo and Gen. Adamle's discussion of war crimes and the international tribunal
If you're in the middle of something, I can come back.
USAF Gen. Alan Adamle
We're eliminating genocide. What are you doing?
Eliminating the penny. So, I'll come back
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more