Will struggles to find the words when the Inauguration speech seems to avoid current heart breaking issues.
Did You Know?
Besides the series always being in the off-years from the real presidential elections (the series' presidential elections are held in 2002 and 2006 and stated as such years), the inauguration ceremony/address/parade/balls are held on a Sunday. In reality, if January 20th falls on a Sunday, the president takes the oath of office as constitutionally required, but the ceremonies are held the next day. This happened in reality in 2013 with Barack Obama's second inaugural. See more
President Bartlet's second inauguration is portrayed as happening on a Sunday. When January 20th happens on a Sunday, while the President is still sworn in on that day, the actual inauguration always takes place the next day, on Monday, with the oath repeated at the full public ceremony. However, see the Trivia for why this might not be a goof on The West Wing. See more
You know what the decision directives say? That diplomats and leaders aren't immune from being targets when they're connected to terrorist activities that threaten the U.S. or its citizens. I don't think it's an unusual directive.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg
That it was given hours before Shareef's plane disappeared. Just a reminder: The more I know, the more I can help you. And don't be concerned with my exposure. I'm not your daughter. I'm the White House Press Secretary.
References Babes in Toyland
West Wing Main Title
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more