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The Portland Trip 

C.J. joins the President on a flight to Portland after a wisecrack about Notre Dame; Josh seeks to defeat an anti-gay marriage bill; Sam wants to rewrite an education speech; an oil tanker appears to be violating UN sanctions; Josh teases Donna over her dating record.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Sam Seaborn
... Charlie Young
... C.J. Cregg
... Donna Moss
... Toby Ziegler
... Leo McGarry
... Josh Lyman
... Jed Bartlet
... Danny Concannon
... Ainsley Hayes
... Congressman Skinner
... Colonel Chase
... Margaret
... Republican Congressman
... Steve Adamley
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Storyline

The President insists that C.J. join him on the red-eye flight to Portland after she makes one comment too many about his alma mater, Notre Dame. Josh tries to defeat a popular anti-gay marriage bill to avoid forcing the President into a veto decision. Sam wants to do a last minute rewrite of an education speech to be more uplifting, but Toby suspects he want to change policy. Leo deals with an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf that appears to be blatantly smuggling Iraqi oil in violation of UN sanctions. Josh's critique of Donna's dating record suggests he has more than a casual interest in the subject. Written by Murray Chapman

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15 November 2000 (USA)  »

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Trivia

As punishment for making a joke about Notre Dame, CJ is asked by the President to sing all five verses of the "Notre Dame Fight Song" to the press corps. The Notre Dame Victory March has only one verse and a refrain, is arguably the best known college song in the world, and no ND alumnus would refer to it as anything other than its correct name - particularly any alumnus as persnickety about details as President Bartlett. See more »

Goofs

During the flight, we see a shot of the plane in the air with the caption "Checker Pass Vector - Jet Route 151, Rapid City, South Dakota." The plane is flying over very tall mountains that look like the Rockies or the Cascades. There are hills in South Dakota, but no mountains this big. See more »

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Charlie Young: Mr. President, if this was an idea, somebody would've had it already.
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: I find fault with that formula.
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West Wing Main Title
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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