Bartlet and Leo debate on how to deal with the impending visit of the Qumari Defense Minister, whom U.S. intelligence officers have conclusively linked to terrorists. Sam dismisses an ingenious idea to trap Republican presidential opponent Robert Ritchie in an unsavory position over the Everglades, but comes around after talking to Toby. C.J. begins to develop a relationship with Secret Service agent assigned to her, Simon Donovan. Josh and Amy are locked into a battle over a welfare reform bill, whose outcome will cost one of them their job.
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Fitzwallace (John Amos
) claims that if Bonhoeffer had been successful, the Germans would have built a statue of an assassin. However, pacifist theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer had nothing to do with the July 20 attempt on Hitler's life (although he was falsely accused of this by the Nazis). The key conspirator and would-be assassin was Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
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Leo says that the US government spent millions of dollars developing a pen that could be used in space while the Russians simply used a pencil. The US also used a pencil. The Fisher Space Pen was developed privately with no funds from the US government. See more
Toby, an encouraging word from you to Sam wouldn't be totally out-of-line.
Sam doesn't need to be patronized. He'll shake it off.
It'll make him feel better.
I don't want him feeling better. I want him feeling mad. Is there anyone you'd rather have as a blood enemy less than Sam? That's how I want him.
You know, it was a screw-up. But I gotta say, I love the way he did it full-speed, bam. Like there's a Sam Seaborn-shaped hole in the wall.
References Get Smart
Written by Van Morrison
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