Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg : Danny Concannon is doing a story alleging we assassinated Abdul Sheriff.
Glenallen Walken : How are his sources?
Leo McGarry : He's got it.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg : He's looking for a comment
Glenallen Walken : I suppose throwing him in leg irons and locking him in the basement of the Capitol wouldn't do any good.
Leo McGarry : We shouldn't comment, sir, not while Zoey Bartlett is missing.
Steve Atwood : No, we need to get out in front of it, release it before it breaks in the Post.
Toby Ziegler : Release what? That we violated The Neutrality Act to covertly assassinate an official of a friendly government?
Steve Atwood : He must not have been too friendly if you decided to shoot him.
Will Bailey : Sir, acknowledging the assassination destroys a century's worth of progress towards international law.
Steve Atwood : You guys didn't think about that before you did it?
Josh Lyman : It wasn't supposed to become public.
Steve Atwood : Yeah well you tried that before. How did it work out on MS?
Josh Lyman : I think we made a mistake.
Donna Moss : What?
Josh Lyman : Letting the President step aside.
Will Bailey : Have you been watching CNN, MSNBC? Even FOX is treating it as a seminar on the resiliency of the Constitution.
Josh Lyman : The President's daughter is probably tied up in the back of a gas station. We have no idea how this is playing.
Will Bailey : He showed he's a leader, nobly embracing his own flawed humanity.
Josh Lyman : Lincoln and Kennedy had children who died. They didn't take a sabbatical.
Toby Ziegler : Who's been calling?
Josh Lyman : Congressional leadership.
Toby Ziegler : Lincoln never got a ransom note from Jefferson Davis. He's putting country before family. I'd carpet bomb Mecca to get my kids back.
Josh Lyman : What if they like Walken better? What if he seems more presidential? What if they want Walken to stay?
Will Bailey : In a few days, President Bartlet turns the second letter over to Congress.
Josh Lyman : What if it doesn't take a few days? What if it takes a few weeks, a few months? What if she's never found?