The staff is hunkered down in the Bartlets' hometown of Manchester, N.H., where they work with political consultants Bruno, Doug and Connie on the president's official announcement that he'll be seeking a second term; meanwhile, they all lament various W.H. events of the previous four weeks, including a huge strategic mistake by Josh, a pivotal FDA announcement scheduled for the same day as the president's speech, an ongoing battle between then president and first lady, and a major press room gaffe by C.J.
Did You Know?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not an "independent agency," as is stated by CJ (Allison Janney
) at the beginning of the episode. Rather, it is an executive agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, itself a cabinet-level agency. Josh (Bradley Whitford
) clarifies this in Part II of the episode. See more
When Toby and Charlie play their game of pool, Charlie is seen to break a set-up for Nine Ball. After the game, Several striped balls are seen on the table, and Toby even rolls the 12 ball into a pocket. In Nine Ball, the highest number ball used is the 9 ball itself, and no higher numbered balls are used at all. See more
I think the question was, was he physically and emotionally prepared to make a life-and-death decision after what he'd just been through?
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg
He'd been through a TV interview and a press conference. The President finds you all annoying, but not prohibitively debilitating.
References The Oprah Winfrey Show
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