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The West Wing
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Title screen
Format Political drama
Created by Aaron Sorkin
Starring Rob Lowe
Alan Alda
Stockard Channing
Moira Kelly
Kristin Chenoweth
Dulé Hill
Allison Janney
Joshua Malina
Mary McCormack
Janel Moloney
Richard Schiff
John Spencer
Bradley Whitford
Jimmy Smits
Martin Sheen
Composer(s) W.G. Snuffy Walden
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 156 [1] (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 42 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 22, 1999 (1999-09-22) – May 14, 2006 (2006-05-14)
External links
(archived) Official website
The West Wing is an American television serial drama created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast from September 22, 1999 to May 14, 2006. The series is set in the West Wing of the White House—where the Oval Office and offices of presidential senior staff are located—during the fictional Democratic administration of Josiah Bartlet (played by Martin Sheen).
The West Wing was produced by Warner Bros. Television. For the first four seasons, the executive producer was Aaron Sorkin, who worked with Thomas Schlamme. After Sorkin left the program, he was replaced by John Wells.
It first aired on NBC in 1999, and has been broadcast by many networks in several other countries. The series ended its seven-year run on May 14, 2006.[2]
The show received positive reviews from critics, political science professors, and former White House staffers. In total, The West Wing won three Golden Globe Awards and 27 Emmy Awards, including the award for Outstanding Drama Series, which it won four consecutive times from 2000 through 2003. The show's ratings waned in later years, following the departure of series creator Aaron Sorkin (who wrote or co-wrote 85 of the first 88 episodes) after the fourth season, yet it remained popular among high-income viewers, with around 16 million viewers, a key demographic for the show and its advertisers.[3]

Contents

Crew

The series was created by Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin served as executive producer for the pilot episode alongside director Thomas Schlamme and John Wells. Kristin Harms and Llewellyn Wells were producers for the pilot. Michael Hissrich acted as a co-producer.
The first season proper saw the return of all of the pilot production team along with the addition of Ron Osborn and Jeff Reno as consulting producers and Rick Cleveland as a second co-producer with Robert W. Glass as an associate producer. Glass left the production team after only five episodes. Osborn and Reno departed after nine episodes. Paul Redford served as a story editor throughout the first season. Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr. worked as executive story editor for the second half of the season.
With the second season Kevin Falls became a co-executive producer. Cleveland left the production team and Redford and O'Donnell were promoted to co-producer. Peter Parnell, and Patrick Caddell became co-producers and Julie Herlocker and Mindy Kanaskie became associate producers. O'Donnell was promoted again to producer five episodes into the season and Hissrich joined him twelve episodes into the season.
The third season saw the departure of Parnell, Caddell, and Herlocker and the temporary absence of O'Donnell. Director Christopher Misiano became a supervising producer and Patrick Ward came aboard as an associate producer. Redford was promoted to producer. With the thirteenth episode of the third season director Alex Graves became an additional supervising producer and Eli Attie joined the writing staff as a story editor.
The fourth season marked the temporary departure of Hissrich. Misiano and Graves became co-executive producers alongside Falls. Attie was promoted to executive story editor and Debora Cahn became a staff writer. The fourteenth episode of the season saw Redford promoted to supervising producer and Kanaskie, Ward and Attie promoted to co-producers.
The fifth season saw the departure of both Sorkin and Schlamme as executive producers. Schlamme remained attached to the series as an executive consultant. John Wells remained the sole executive producer and showrunner. Co-executive producer Kevin Falls also left the show. O'Donnell rejoined the production team as a consulting producer. Wells also added Carol Flint, Alexa Junge, Peter Noah and John Sacret Young as consulting producers. Andrew Stearn came aboard as a producer and Attie was promoted to producer. Cahn became story editor and Josh Singer replaced her as staff writer. With the tenth episode Flint, Junge, Noah and Sacret Young became supervising producers.
With the sixth season Misiano and Graves were promoted to executive producers. Redford and Junge left the production team and Dylan K. Massin became a co-producer. Cahn was promoted to executive story editor and Singer replaced her as story editor. Lauren Schmidt filled the staff writer role. The fourth episode saw the departure of original crew member Llewellyn Wells. Debora Cahn was promoted to co-producer with the fourteenth episode.
The seventh season saw Noah and O'Donnell promoted again, this time becoming additional executive producers. Attie became a supervising producer. Hissrich returned to his role as producer for the final season.

Cast

The West Wing employed a broad ensemble cast to portray the many positions involved in the daily work of the federal government. The President, the First Lady, and the President's senior staff and advisors form the core cast. Numerous secondary characters, appearing intermittently, complement storylines that generally revolve around this core group.
Summary of the main cast
Actor/Actress Character Original position (Bartlet era) Subsequent positions held (Bartlet era) Position at series end (Santos era)
Stockard Channing Abigail Bartlet First Lady
Dulé Hill Charlie Young Personal Aide to the President (Seasons 1–6) Deputy Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff (Seasons 6–7)
Allison Janney C. J. Cregg Press Secretary (Seasons 1–6) Chief of Staff (Seasons 6–7)
Moira Kelly Mandy Hampton White House Media Consultant (Season 1)
Rob Lowe Sam Seaborn Deputy Communications Director (Seasons 1–4) Deputy White House Chief of Staff
Janel Moloney Donna Moss Senior Assistant to Josh Lyman (Seasons 1–6) Russell Campaign Spokesperson/Santos Campaign Spokesperson (Seasons 6–7) Chief of Staff to the First Lady
Richard Schiff Toby Ziegler Communications Director
Martin Sheen Josiah "Jed" Bartlet President of the United States
John Spencer Leo McGarry Chief of Staff (Seasons 1–6) Senior Advisor to the President (Season 6)/Democratic Candidate for Vice President (Season 7)
Bradley Whitford Josh Lyman Deputy Chief of Staff (Seasons 1–6) Santos for President Campaign Manager (Seasons 6–7) White House Chief of Staff
Joshua Malina Will Bailey Deputy Communications Director (Seasons 4–5) Chief of Staff to Vice President Bob Russell (Seasons 5–7)
White House Communications Director (Season 7)
Mary McCormack Kate Harper Deputy National Security Advisor (Seasons 5–7)
Kristin Chenoweth Annabeth Schott Deputy Press Secretary (Season 6) Santos for President campaign team (Season 7) Press Secretary to the First Lady
Jimmy Smits Matt Santos Congressman from Texas (Season 6) Democratic candidate for President (Seasons 6–7) President of the United States
Alan Alda Arnold Vinick Senator from California (Season 6) Republican Candidate for President (Seasons 6–7) Secretary of State
Each of the principal actors made approximately $75,000 an episode, with Sheen's most recently confirmed salary being $300,000.[4][5] Rob Lowe also had a six-figure salary, reported to be $100,000, because his character originally was supposed to have a more central role.[6] Disparities in cast salaries led to very public contract disputes, particularly by Janney, Schiff, Spencer, and Whitford. During contract negotiations in 2001, the four were threatened with breach of contract suits by Warner Bros. However, by banding together, they were able to persuade the studio to more than double their salaries.[4] Two years later, the four again demanded a doubling of their salaries, a few months after Warner Bros. had signed new licensing deals with NBC and Bravo.[7]
John Spencer, who played Leo McGarry, died from a heart attack on December 16, 2005—about a year after his character experienced a nearly fatal heart attack on the show. A brief memorial message from Martin Sheen ran before "Running Mates", the first new episode that aired after Spencer's death. The loss of Spencer's character was addressed by the series beginning with the episode "Election Day", which aired on April 2, 2006.
Different performers had been originally considered for many of the roles. Bradley Whitford states in an interview on the Season 1 DVD that he was originally cast as Sam, though the character of Josh was the role Whitford had wanted and for which he had auditioned. In addition, Josh's character had been written specifically for him by Aaron Sorkin. In the same interview, Janel Moloney states that she had originally auditioned for the role of C.J., and that the role she eventually received, Donna, was not meant to be a recurring character. Other actors who were seriously considered included Alan Alda and Sidney Poitier for the President, Judd Hirsch for Leo, Eugene Levy for Toby, and CCH Pounder for C.J.[8]

Plot

The West Wing, like many serial dramas, stretches storylines over several episodes or entire seasons. In addition to these larger storylines, each episode also contains smaller arcs which usually begin and end within an episode.
Most episodes follow President Bartlet and his staff through particular legislative or political issues. Plots can range from behind-closed-doors negotiating with Congress to personal problems like post-traumatic stress disorder, from which Josh suffers during the second season. The typical episode loosely follows the president and his staff through their day, generally following several plots connected by some idea or theme. A large, fully connected set of the White House allows the producers to create shots with very few cuts and long, continuous master shots of staff members walking and talking through the hallways. These "walk and talks" became a trademark of the show. The final two seasons presented a narrative change, with the focus of the show divided between plots in the West Wing with President Bartlet and his remaining senior staffers and plots revolving around the rest of the main cast on the campaign trail for the 2006 election.
  • In the first season, the administration is in the middle of its first year and is still having trouble settling in and making progress on legislative issues.
  • The second season brings scandal as the White House is rocked by allegations of criminal conduct and the President must decide whether he will run for a second term.
  • The third and fourth seasons take an in-depth look at the campaign trail and the specter of both foreign and domestic terrorism.
  • In the fifth season, the president begins to encounter more issues on the foreign front, while at home he must face off with the newly designated Speaker of the House over the future of the federal budget.
  • The sixth season chronicles the quest to replace Bartlet in the next election, following the primary campaigns of several candidates from both parties, while the President himself attempts to build his legacy, but finds his ability to govern compromised by his illness.
  • In the seventh season, the president must face a leak of confidential information about a secret DoD program from inside the White House, while the Democratic and Republican candidates battle to succeed him in the general election.

Development

The series developed following the success of 1995 theatrical film The American President, for which Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay, and Martin Sheen played the White House Chief of Staff. Unused plot elements from the film and a suggestion from Akiva Goldsman inspired Sorkin to create The West Wing.[citation needed]
According to the DVD commentary, Sorkin intended to center the show on Sam Seaborn and the other senior staff with the president in an unseen or a secondary role. However, Bartlet's screen time gradually increased, and his role expanded as the series progressed. Positive critical and public reaction to Sheen's performance raised his character's profile, decreasing Lowe's perceived significance. In addition, according to Sorkin, the storylines began to focus less on Sam and more on Josh Lyman, the deputy chief of staff. This shift is one of the reasons for Lowe's eventual departure from the show in the fourth season.[9] For the first four seasons, Sorkin wrote almost every episode of the series, occasionally reusing plot elements, episode titles, character names, and actors from his previous work, Sports Night, a sitcom in which he began to develop his signature dialogue style of rhythmic, snappy, and intellectual banter. Fellow executive producer and director Thomas Schlamme championed the "walk and talk," a continuous shot tracking in front of the characters as they walk from one place to another that became part of The West Wing's signature visual style.[10] Sorkin's hectic writing schedule often led to cost overruns and schedule slips,[11] and he opted to leave the show after the fourth season, following increasing personal problems, including an arrest for possession of illegal drugs.[12] Thomas Schlamme also left the show after the fourth season. John Wells, the remaining executive producer, took the helm after their departure.
The show aired its series finale on Sunday, May 14, 2006. It had suffered a significant ratings fall after being placed in the same timeslot as ABC's Top 20 hit Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and CBS' Top 30 hit Cold Case.

Critical reactions

Former Vice President Al Gore appeared in a Saturday Night Live skit with The West Wing cast members, on the show's Oval Office set.
The West Wing offers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the White House, and the show's legitimacy, political slant, and film merits have generated considerable discussion.

Realism

The West Wing is not completely accurate in its portrayal of the actual West Wing;[13] however, former White House staffers agree that the show "captures the feel [of the West Wing], shorn of a thousand undramatic details."[14]
Former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers as well as expert pollster Patrick Caddell served as consultants for the show from the beginning, helping writers and actors depict the West Wing accurately. Other former White House staffers, such as Peggy Noonan and Gene Sperling, have served as consultants for brief periods.
A documentary special in the third season compared the show's depiction of the West Wing to the real thing. Many former West Wing denizens applauded the show's depiction of the West Wing, including advisor David Gergen, Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove, and former Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton.
While critics often praised The West Wing for its writing, others faulted the show as unrealistically optimistic[15] and sentimental.[16] A large part of this criticism came from the perceived naiveté of the characters. Television critic Heather Havrilesky asked, "What rock did these morally pure creatures crawl out from under and, more important, how do you go from innocent millipede to White House staffer without becoming soiled or disillusioned by the dirty realities of politics along the way?"[17]
Matt Latimer, a speechwriter for George W. Bush, claims in his book Speech-Less: Tales of a White House Survivor that working for that President was "less like Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing, and more like The Office."[18]

Social impact

Despite acclaim for the veracity of the series, Sorkin believed, "our responsibility is to captivate you for however long we've asked for your attention."[19] Former White House aide Matthew Miller noted that Sorkin "captivates viewers by making the human side of politics more real than life — or at least more real than the picture we get from the news." Miller also noted that by portraying politicians with empathy, the show created a "subversive competitor" to the cynical views of politics in media.[14] In the essay "The West Wing and the West Wing", author Myron Levine agreed, stating that the series "presents an essentially positive view of public service and a healthy corrective to anti-Washington stereotypes and public cynicism."[13]
Dr. Staci L. Beavers, associate professor of political science at California State University, San Marcos, wrote a short essay, The West Wing as a Pedagogical Tool, concerning the viability of The West Wing as a teaching tool. She concluded, "While the series’ purpose is for-profit entertainment, The West Wing presents great pedagogical potential." The West Wing, in her opinion, gave greater depth to the political process usually espoused only in stilted talking points on shows like Face the Nation and Meet the Press. However, the merits of a particular argument may be obscured by the viewer's opinion of the character. Beavers also noted that characters with opposing viewpoints were often set up to be "bad people" in the viewer's eyes. These characters were assigned undesirable characteristics having nothing to do with their political opinions, such as being romantically involved with a main character's love interest. In Beavers's opinion, a critical analysis of the show's political views can present a worthwhile learning experience to the viewer.[20]
One of the stranger impacts of the show occurred on January 31, 2006, when The West Wing was said to have played a hand in defeating a proposal backed by Tony Blair's government in the British House of Commons, during the so called "West Wing Plot". The plan was allegedly hatched after a Conservative Member of Parliament watched the episode, "A Good Day", in which Democrats block a bill aimed at limiting stem cell research, by hiding in an office until the Republican Speaker calls the vote.[21]

"The Left Wing"

The West Wing was sometimes called "The Left Wing" by detractors because of its portrayal of an ideal liberal administration and its alleged demonization of conservatives.[22][23][24] Chris Lehmann, senior editor of Washington Post Bookworld, characterized the show as a revisionist look at the Clinton presidency: an attempt to solidify the Clinton legacy and to make America forget the Whitewater and Lewinsky scandals.[25] On the other hand, some Republicans have admired the show since its inception, before even the departure of Sorkin and the show's resulting shift toward the center.[26] In his 2001 article "Real Liberals versus the West Wing", Mackubin Thomas Owens wrote,
Although his administration is reliably liberal, President Bartlet possesses virtues even a conservative could admire. He obeys the Constitution and the law. He is devoted to his wife and daughter. Being unfaithful to his wife would never cross his mind. He is no wimp when it comes to foreign policy — no quid pro quo for him.[27]
Journalist Matthew Miller wrote, "although the show indeed has a liberal bias on issues, it presents a truer, more human picture of the people behind the headlines than most of today's Washington journalists."[14]

Filming techniques and reactions

Sam Seaborn and Josh Lyman converse in the hallway in one of The West Wing's noted tracking shots.
In its first season, The West Wing attracted critical attention in the television community with a record nine Emmy wins. The show has been praised for its high production values and repeatedly recognized for its cinematic achievements.[28] With a budget of $6 million per episode, many consider each week's show to be a small feature film.[29] However, many in the television community believe that the true genius of the show was Sorkin's rapid-fire and witty scripts.[30]
The West Wing is noted for developing the "walk-and-talk"—long Steadicam tracking shots showing characters walking down hallways while involved in long conversations. In a typical "walk-and-talk" shot, the camera leads two characters down a hallway as they speak to each other. One of these characters generally breaks off and the remaining character is then joined by another character, who initiates another conversation as they continue walking. These "walk-and-talks" create a dynamic feel for what would otherwise be long expository dialogue, and have become a staple for dialogue-intensive television show scenes.[31]

Awards

In its first season, The West Wing garnered nine Emmys, a record for most won by a series in its first season.[32] In addition, the series received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003, tying Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law for most won in this category. Each of its seven seasons earned a nomination for the award. With its 27 total awards, The West Wing ranks 4th all-time in number of Emmy Awards won by a series, behind Frasier (37), The Mary Tyler Moore Show (29), and Cheers (28). It is the most honored program in the drama series categories.
The series shares the Emmy Award record for most acting nominations by regular cast members (excluding the guest performer category) for a single series in one year. (Both Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law also hold that record). For the 2001–2002 season nine cast members were nominated for Emmys. Allison Janney, John Spencer and Stockard Channing each won an Emmy (for Lead Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress respectively). The others nominated were Martin Sheen (for Lead Actor), Richard Schiff, Dule Hill and Bradley Whitford (for Supporting Actor), and Janel Moloney and Mary-Louise Parker (for Supporting Actress). In addition, that same year Mark Harmon, Tim Matheson and Ron Silver were each nominated in the Guest Actor category (although none won the award). This gave the series an Emmy Award record for most acting nominations overall (including guest performer category) in a single year, with 12 acting nominations.
Twenty individual Emmys were awarded to writers, actors, and crew members. Allison Janney is the record holder for most wins by a cast member, with a total of four Emmys.
In addition to its Emmys, the show won two Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, in 2000 and 2001, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Martin Sheen is the only cast member to have won a Golden Globe, and he and Allison Janney are the only cast members to win a SAG award (best actor and best actress, respectively). In both 1999 and 2000, The West Wing was awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting.
The following table summarizes award wins by cast members:
Actor Awards won
Alan Alda Emmy, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2006)
Stockard Channing Emmy, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2002)
Allison Janney Emmy, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2000, 2001)
Emmy, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (2002, 2004)
SAG Award, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (2000, 2001)
Richard Schiff Emmy, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2000)
Martin Sheen Golden Globe, Best Actor in a TV Series — Drama (2001)
SAG Award, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (2000, 2001)
John Spencer Emmy, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2002)
Bradley Whitford Emmy, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2001)
W. G. "Snuffy" Walden received an Emmy Award for Main Title Theme Music in 2000 for "The West Wing Opening Theme".
Many cast members have been Emmy-nominated for their work on The West Wing but have not won, including Martin Sheen—who was nominated for six of the seven seasons of the series without receiving the award—as well as Janel Moloney, who was nominated twice, and Dulé Hill, Rob Lowe, and Mary-Louise Parker, who were all nominated once. Matthew Perry, Oliver Platt, Ron Silver, Tim Matheson, and Mark Harmon have also received Emmy nominations for guest starring on the show.

Nielsen ratings

Season Timeslot Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Ranking Viewers
(in millions)
1st Wednesday 9:00 pm September 22, 1999 May 17, 2000 1999–2000 #27 12.950
2nd October 4, 2000 May 16, 2001 2000–2001 #13 17.00[33]
3rd October 3, 2001 May 22, 2002 2001–2002 #7 17.14
4th September 25, 2002 May 14, 2003 2002–2003 #26 12.88
5th September 24, 2003 May 19, 2004 2003–2004 #29 11.78[34]
6th October 20, 2004 April 6, 2005 2004–2005 #35 11.14[35]
7th Sunday 8:00 pm September 25, 2005 May 14, 2006 2005–2006 #72 8.08[36]

Exploration of real world issues

The West Wing often features extensive discussion of current or recent political issues. After the real-world election of Republican President George W. Bush in 2000, many wondered whether the liberal show could retain its relevance and topicality. However, by exploring many of the same issues facing the Bush administration from a Democratic point of view, the show continued to appeal to a broad audience of both Democrats and Republicans.
In its second season episode "The Midterms", President Bartlet admonishes fictional radio host Dr. Jenna Jacobs for her views regarding homosexuality at a private gathering at the White House. Dr. Jacobs is a caricature of radio personality Dr. Laura Schlessinger, who strongly disapproves of homosexuality. Many of the president's biblical references in his comments to Dr. Jacobs appear to have come from an open letter to Dr. Schlessinger, circulated online in early May 2000.[37]
The Bartlet administration experiences a scandal during the second and third seasons that has been compared to the Monica Lewinsky affair.[38] President Bartlet was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1992. The scandal centers around President Bartlet's nondisclosure of his illness to the electorate during the election. He is investigated by an opposition Congress for defrauding the public and eventually accepts Congressional censure. Multiple sclerosis advocacy groups have praised the show for its accurate portrayal of the symptoms of MS and stressing that it is not fatal. The National MS Society commented:
For the first time on national television or even in film, the public encountered a lead character with both an MS diagnosis and the hope for a continued productive life. Because [The] West Wing is a fictional drama and not a medical documentary, writers could have greatly distorted MS facts to further their story line [but did not].[39]
Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the start of the third season was postponed for a week, as were most American television premieres that year. A script for a special episode was quickly written and began filming on September 21. The episode "Isaac and Ishmael" aired on October 3 and addresses the sobering reality of terrorism in America and the wider world, albeit with no specific reference to September 11. While "Isaac and Ishmael" received mixed critical reviews,[citation needed] it illustrated the show's flexibility in addressing current events. The cast of the show state during the opening of the episode that it is not part of The West Wing continuity.
A 2003 plot twist has Speaker of the House Glen Allen Walken temporarily become Acting President when Zoey Bartlet is kidnapped
While the September 11 attacks do not occur in The West Wing continuity, the country does enter into a variation of the War on Terrorism. The war begins during the show's third season, when a plot to blow up the Golden Gate Bridge was uncovered; in response, the President orders the assassination of terrorist leader Abdul ibn Shareef. This storyline draws similarities to the real-world U.S. invasion of Afghanistan as well as U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia, as it brings the Middle East to the forefront of U.S. foreign relations and elevated terrorism as a serious threat in The West Wing universe. In Seasons 3, 4 and 5, the fictional Bahji terror group seems to act as a fictional stand-in for the real world Al Qaeda, but in Seasons 6 and 7, characters mention Al Qaeda itself as a threat, despite no clearly stated history of Al Qaeda terror attacks in The West Wing continuity (although Nancy McNally does refer to Osama Bin Laden as a potential threat at the beginning of Season 2.)
In the middle of the fourth season, Bartlet's White House is confronted with the genocide in the fictional African country of Equatorial Kundu which was compared to the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. The result was new foreign policy doctrine for Bartlet Administration and military intervention to stop the violence, which came after much hesitation and reluctance to call the conflict a genocide. In reality, the Clinton Administration didn't intervene in Rwanda, making series events look like a moral imperative.[40]
In the sixth and seventh seasons, The West Wing explores a leak of top-secret information by a senior staffer at the White House. This leak has been compared to the events surrounding the Valerie Plame affair.[41][42] In the storyline, the International Space Station is damaged and can no longer produce oxygen for the astronauts to breathe. With no other methods of rescue available, the president is reminded of the existence of a top-secret military space shuttle. Following the president's inaction, the shuttle story is leaked to a White House reporter, Greg Brock (analogous to Judith Miller), who prints the story in The New York Times. Brock will not reveal his source and goes to jail for failing to do so, as did Miller. In order to stop the investigation, in which authorities suspect Chief of Staff C.J. Cregg, Toby Ziegler admits to leaking the information, and the President is forced to dismiss him. In comparison, the Plame affair resulted in the arrest and conviction of Lewis Libby, the vice president's chief of staff. However, Libby was convicted of perjury in testimony to a grand jury. No one was convicted for "blowing the cover" of Plame. (Richard Armitage, an official in the Bush State Department, acknowledged leaking information about Plame to reporters but was never charged with a crime.) Libby's two and a half year prison sentence was later commuted by President Bush, though the other facet of his sentence ($250,000 fine) stood and was duly paid.
Other issues explored in The West Wing include:

The West Wing universe

Domestic

All contemporary domestic government officials in The West Wing universe have been fictional. President Bartlet has made three appointments to the fictional Supreme Court and maintains a full cabinet, although the names and terms of all members have not been revealed. Some cabinet members, such as the Secretary of Defense, appear more often than others. Many other government officials, such as mayors, governors, judges, representatives, and senators, have been mentioned and seen as well.
Fictional locations inside the United States have been created to loosely represent certain places:

San Andreo

San Andreo is a fictional California city. It is located near San Diego, has a population of 42,000 and is the location of the San Andreo Nuclear Generating Station.
A near meltdown at the nuclear plant becomes the focus of an October surprise for Republican nominee Senator Arnold Vinick during the 2006 presidential election, due to Vinick's strong pro-nuclear stance and revelations of his active lobbying for the construction of the plant. This was seen to be a key factor in Vinick's narrow defeat in the election by Democratic nominee Congressman Matt Santos.

Hartsfield's Landing

Hartsfield's Landing is a fictional town in New Hampshire. It is stated to be a very small community of only 63 people, of whom 42 are registered voters, that votes at one minute past midnight on the day of the New Hampshire primary, hours before the rest of the state, and has accurately predicted the winner of every presidential election since William Howard Taft in 1908. It is based on the true New Hampshire communities of Hart's Location and Dixville Notch, which in real life do vote before the rest of the state during the primaries, and also loosely upon the concept of "bellwether states" in US presidential elections.

Kennison State University

Kennison State is a fictional university in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that was used as the setting of a bombing in the beginning of the fourth season.

Foreign

While several real-world leaders exist in the show's universe, most foreign countries have fictional rulers. Real people mentioned in The West Wing include Muammar al-Gaddafi, Yasser Arafat, Fidel Castro, Queen Elizabeth II, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Carl Gustaf, Thabo Mbeki and Osama bin Laden. However, when a peace accord was worked out between Israel and the Palestinian Authority at the start of the show's sixth season, the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority was the fictional Nizar Farad, not Arafat. (By that time in the real world, Arafat was dead and a successor, Rawhi Fattuh, had been elected.)
Entire countries are invented as composite pictures that epitomize many of the problems that plague real nations in certain areas of the world:
  • Qumar is a fictional oil-rich, terrorism-sponsoring Middle Eastern state and is repeatedly a source of trouble for the Bartlet administration. After the September 11 attacks, it became the main venue for the show's terrorism subplots. Qumar is an absolute monarchy, ruled by a sultan and his family. The country is a former British protectorate. The nation is first introduced in the third season where it is mentioned as a close ally of the United States.
  • Equatorial Kundu is a fictional African nation blighted by AIDS and a civil war resembling the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Presidential elections

Fictional timeline

In general, The West Wing attempts to create an alternative reality, in which there is a subtly different set of historical truths in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. In particular, the show tries to suggest that the last "real" president in its timeline is Richard Nixon, and to chart the careers of its principal players in the light of that decision. Nevertheless, there are occasions in which more contemporary presidents are implied.

Skewed from reality

Fictional Presidents who served between Nixon and Bartlet include one-term Democrat D. Wire Newman (James Cromwell) and two-term Republican Owen Lassiter.
Leo McGarry is mentioned as being Labor Secretary in the administration that was in office in 1993 and 1995. In the first season, an outgoing Supreme Court Justice tells President Bartlet that he had been wanting to retire for 5 years, but waited "for a Democrat." The season four episode "Debate Camp" features a flashback to the days just before Bartlet's inauguration, as Donna Moss meets with her Republican predecessor, Jeff Johnson, who makes it clear that the outgoing Republican administration has been in office for eight years. In season six Leo says that the Republicans have been "out of power for eight years", and Republicans at their convention say "eight (years) is enough".
The passage of time on the show relative to that of the real world is somewhat ambiguous when marked by events of shorter duration (e.g., votes, campaigns). Sorkin has noted in a DVD commentary track for the second season episode "18th and Potomac" that he has tried to avoid tying The West Wing to a specific period of time. Despite this, real years are occasionally mentioned, usually in the context of elections and President Bartlet's two-term administration.
The show's presidential elections are held in 2002 and 2006, which are the years of the midterm elections in reality. The election timeline in The West Wing matches up with that of the real world until early in the sixth season, when it appears that a year is lost. For example, the filing deadline for the New Hampshire primary, which would normally fall in January 2006, appears in an episode airing in January 2005.
In an interview, John Wells stated that the series began one and a half years into Bartlet's first term and that the election to replace Bartlet was being held at the correct time.[43]
In the season 5 episode "Access", it is mentioned that the Casey Creek crisis occurred during Bartlet's first term, and network footage of the crisis carries the date of November 2001.

1998 presidential election

Bartlet's first campaign for president is never significantly explored in the series. Bartlet won the election with 48% of the popular vote, 48 million votes, and a 303–235 margin in the Electoral College. Bartlet faced three debates with his Republican opponent. It is mentioned that Bartlet won the third and final debate, which was held eight days before election day in St. Louis, Missouri, and that this helped swing a close election in his favor. Josh Lyman said in the days prior to the election "Bartlet punched through a few walls" as the result seemed too close to call, before the result broke his way. Leo McGarry said the same thing in "Bartlet for America" when he said "It was eight days to go, and we were too close to call".
The campaign for the Democratic nomination is extensively addressed. In the episodes "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen" and "Bartlet for America", flashbacks are used to tell how Bartlet defeated Texas Senator John Hoynes (Tim Matheson) and Washington Senator William Wiley for the Democratic nomination. The flashbacks also reveal how Leo McGarry persuaded Bartlet, who was then governor of New Hampshire, to run for president and how Bartlet ultimately selected John Hoynes as his choice as running mate.

2002 presidential election

The West Wing's 2002 presidential election pits Bartlet and Vice President John Hoynes against Florida Governor Robert Ritchie (James Brolin) and his running mate, Jeff Heston. Bartlet faces no known opposition for renomination, though Democratic Senator Stackhouse does launch a brief independent campaign for the presidency. Ritchie, not originally expected to contend for the nomination, emerges from a field of seven other Republican candidates by appealing to the party's conservative base with simple, "homey" sound bites.
Bartlet's staff contemplates replacing Vice President John Hoynes on the ticket with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Percy Fitzwallace (John Amos), among others. After it is clear that Ritchie will be the Republican nominee, Bartlet dismisses the idea, declaring that he wants Hoynes in the number two spot because of "four words," which he writes down and hands to his staffers to read: "Because I could die."
Throughout the season it is anticipated that the race will be close, but a stellar performance by Bartlet in the sole debate between the candidates helps give Bartlet a landslide victory in both the popular and electoral vote.

2006 presidential election

A speed-up in The West Wing's timeline, in part due to the expiration of many cast members' contracts and a desire to continue the program with lower production costs, resulted in the omission of the 2004 midterm elections and an election during the seventh season. The sixth season extensively details the Democratic and Republican primaries. The seventh season covers the lead-up to the general election, the election, and the transition to a new administration. The timeline slows down to concentrate on the general election race. The election, normally held in November, takes place across two episodes originally broadcast on April 2 and April 9, 2006.
Congressman Matt Santos (D-TX) (Jimmy Smits) is nominated on the fourth ballot at the Democratic National Convention, during the sixth season finale. Santos was planning to leave Congress before being recruited to run for the presidency by Josh Lyman. Santos polled in the low single digits in the Iowa caucus and was virtually out of the running in the New Hampshire primary before a last-ditch direct television appeal vaults him to a third-place finish with 19% of the vote. Josh Lyman, Santos's campaign manager, convinces Leo McGarry to become Santos' running mate.
Senator Arnold Vinick (R-CA) (Alan Alda) secures the Republican nomination, defeating Glen Allen Walken (John Goodman) and the Reverend Don Butler (Don S. Davis), among others. Initially, Vinick wants Butler to become his running mate. However, Butler does not want to be considered because of Vinick's stance on abortion. Instead, West Virginia Governor Ray Sullivan (Brett Cullen) is chosen as Vinick's running mate. Vinick is portrayed throughout the sixth season as virtually unbeatable because of his popularity in California, a typically Democratic state, his moderate views, and his wide crossover appeal. Vinick, however, faces difficulty with the pro-life members of his party as a pro-choice candidate, and criticism for his support of nuclear power following a serious accident at a Californian nuclear power station.
On the evening of the election, Leo McGarry suffers a massive heart attack and is pronounced dead at the hospital, with the polls still open on the West Coast. The Santos campaign releases the information immediately, while Arnold Vinick refuses to use Leo's death as a "stepstool" to the presidency. Santos emerges as the winner in his home state of Texas, while Vinick wins his home state of California. The election comes down to Nevada, where both candidates need a victory to secure the presidency. Vinick tells his staff repeatedly that he will not allow his campaign to demand a recount of the votes if Santos is declared the winner. Josh Lyman is seen giving Santos the same advice, although the Santos campaign does send a team of lawyers down to Nevada. Santos is pronounced the winner of the election, having won Nevada by 30,000 votes, with an electoral margin of 272–266.
Santos organizes his administration, choosing Josh Lyman as Chief of Staff, who in turn calls on former colleague Sam Seaborn to be Deputy Chief of Staff. In need of experienced cabinet members, Santos taps Arnold Vinick as Secretary of State, believing the senior statesman to be one of the best strategists available and respected by foreign leaders.
President Bartlet's final act as President of the United States is pardoning Toby Ziegler. The series ends with Bartlet returning to New Hampshire. Having said his goodbyes to his closest staff, former President Bartlet tells President Santos, "Make me proud, Mr. President", to which Santos responds, "I'll do my best, Mr. President."
According to executive producer Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr., the writers originally intended for Vinick to win the election. However, the death of Spencer forced him and his colleagues to consider the emotional strain that would result from having Santos lose both his running mate and the election. It was eventually decided that the last episodes would be rescripted by John Wells.[44] Other statements from John Wells, however, have contradicted O'Donnell's claims about a previously planned Vinick victory. The script showing Santos winning was written long before the death of John Spencer. In 2008 O'Donnell stated to camera "We actually planned at the outset for Jimmy Smits to win, that was our .. just .. plan of how this was all going to work, but the Vinick character came on so strong in the show, and was so effective, it became a real contest ... and it became a real contest in the West Wing writer's room."[45]

Similarities to 2008 U.S. presidential election

Similarities between the fictional 2006 election and the real-life 2008 U.S. presidential election have been noted in the media: young minority Democratic candidate (Matthew Santos on the show, Barack Obama in real life) has a gruelling but successful primary campaign against a more experienced candidate (Bob Russell on the show, Hillary Clinton in real life) and chooses an experienced Washington insider as his running mate (Leo McGarry on the show, Joe Biden in real life), whereas the Republican contest is determined early in the primary season with an aging maverick senator of a Western state being the nominee (Arnold Vinick on the show, John McCain in real life), defeating an ordained minister as the closest competitor (Reverend Butler on the show, Mike Huckabee in real life), and then selecting a socially conservative running mate from a small Republican state (West Virginia Governor Ray Sullivan on the show, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in real life).[46][47][48][49]
Writer Eli Attie called David Axelrod to talk about Obama after Obama's 2004 Democratic National Convention speech and says that he "drew inspiration from [Obama] in drawing [the Santos] character,"[50] while actor Jimmy Smits says that Obama "was one of the people that I looked to draw upon."[51] Writer and producer Lawrence O'Donnell says that he partly modeled Vinick after McCain.[52] Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, is said to be the basis of the Josh Lyman character, who became Santos' Chief of Staff.[53][54]

See also

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Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6 Season 7
Pilot Two Gunmen (1) Isaac & Ishmael 20 Hours (1) 7A WF 83429 NSF Thurmont The Ticket
Post Hoc Two Gunmen (2) Manchester (1) 20 Hours (2) Dogs of War Birnam Wood Mommy Problem
Proportional Midterms Manchester (2) College Kids Jefferson 3rd Day Story Message
5 Votes White House Ways/Means Red Mass Han Liftoff Mr. Frost
Crackpots To Their Credit The Day Before Debate Camp Constituency Hubbert Peak Here Today
Mr. Willis Lame Duck War Crimes Game On Disaster Relief Dover Test Al Smith
State Dinner Portland Trip Gone Quiet Election Night Separation A Change The Debate
Enemies Shibboleth The Indians Process Stories Shutdown In the Room Undecideds
Short List Galileo Women of Qumar Swiss Diplomacy Abu el Banat Impact Winter The Wedding
In Excelsis Deo Noël Bartlet for America Arctic Radar Stormy Present Faith Based Running Mates
Lord John Leadership H. Con 172 Holy Night Prerogative Opposition Displacement
Time to Time Drop-In 100,000 Airplanes Guns Not Butter Slow News Day 365 Days Duck & Cover
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Sabbath Day War at Home Night Five Inauguration (1) An Khe Wake Up Call Two Weeks
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Six Meetings 17 People Stirred Privateers Access La Palabra Requiem
Let Bartlet Bad Moon Enemies Maintenance Talking Points 90 Miles Away Transition
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Season One

Pilot

.Flight Attendant: Sir, I'm going to have to ask that you turn off your cellular phone.^ Zoey : Are you going to do what I asked in the email?
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^ Flight Attendant : Sir, I'm going to have to ask that you turn off your cellular phone.
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^ The motorcade's going to pick you up at 7:00 am sharp at your hotel.
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.Toby: We're flying in a Lockheed Eagle Series L-1011.^ Toby : We're flying in a Lockheed Eagle Series L-1011 .
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.Came off the line twenty months ago.^ Came off the line twenty months ago.
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^ Twenty-eight years ago I came home from a very bad day at the State House, I tell Abby I'm going out for a drive.
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^ Eleven months ago a twelve hundred pound spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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.Carries a Sim-5 transponder tracking system.^ Carries a Sim-5 transponder tracking system.
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.And you're telling me I can still flummox this thing with something I bought at Radio Shack?^ Can I tell you three things?
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^ Mandy : Let me tell you something.
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^ And you're telling me I can still flummox this thing with something I bought at Radio Shack?
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C.J.: Is there anything I can say other than "The President rode his bicycle into a tree?"
.Leo: He hopes never to do it again.^ Leo : He hopes never to do it again.
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C.J.: Seriously, they're laughing pretty hard.
.Leo: He rode his bicycle into a tree, C.J. What do you want me to – "The president, while riding a bicycle on his vacation in Jackson Hole, came to a sudden arboreal stop."^ President Bartlet: "You want to cut the line?"
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^ When India sends troops across the border into Kashmir, President Bartlett calls for a British former ambassador to India to help out - over Leos strong objections.
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^ Leo, Toby, C.J., Josh, Sam: (in unison) Thank you Mr. President.

What do you want from me?
.C.J.: A little love, Leo.^ C.J. : A little love, Leo.
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.Van Dyke: If our children can buy pornography on any street corner for five dollars, isn't that too high a price to pay for free speech?^ Bartlet: "On the other hand I do think that five dollars is too high a price to pay for pornography."
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^ Bartlet : On the other hand, I do think that five dollars is too high a price to pay for pornography.
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^ The Reverend asks Bartlet: "If our children can buy pornography on any street corner for five dollars, isn't that too high a price to pay for free speech?"
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Bartlet: No.
.Van Dyke: Really?^ Van Dyke : Really?
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.Bartlet: On the other hand, I do think that five dollars is too high a price to pay for pornography.^ Bartlet: "On the other hand I do think that five dollars is too high a price to pay for pornography."
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^ The Reverend asks Bartlet: "If our children can buy pornography on any street corner for five dollars, isn't that too high a price to pay for free speech?"
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^ Also, as other members in the "club" of faithful fans can understand, the money is a small price to pay for a complete set of this wonderful series.
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.C.J.: Why don’t we all sit down?^ "C.J.", the Press Secretary: "Why don't we all sit down?"
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^ But all that's nothing compared to this: you're not allowed to sit down-you're not allowed to lean on anything or, for that matter, anyone.
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Bartlet: No. .Let’s not, C.J. These people won’t be staying that long.^ Bartlet: "No, let's not, C.J., these people won't be staying that long."
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^ Let’s not, C.J. These people won’t be staying that long.
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^ Leo : There are people around you who won't let you.
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May I have some coffee, Mr. Lewis? .Al, how many times have I asked you to denounce the practices of a fringe group that calls itself The Lambs of God?^ How many times have you made stupid mistakes?
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^ A downloads is the number of how many times the torrent has been downloaded according to its tracker record A seeder is a peer that has a complete copy of the torrent and still offers it for upload.
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^ Ask the Bengals how quickly you can go from Super Bowl contender to the dung pile.
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Caldwell: Sir, it’s not up to me to—
Bartlet: Crap. .It is up to you, Al.^ It is up to you, Al.
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.You know, my wife, Abbey, she never wants me to do anything while I’m upset.^ You know my wife, Abby, she never wants me to do anything while I'm upset.
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^ Bartlet: Do you want to play or do you want to write my eulogy?
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^ Just remember that you never want to extend the length of the lease, regardless of whether you get a lower rate.

[a staffer hands him coffee] Thank you, Mr. Lewis. .Twenty-eight years ago, I come home from a very bad day at the State House.^ Twenty-eight years ago I came home from a very bad day at the State House, I tell Abby I'm going out for a drive.
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^ Twenty-eight years ago, I come home from a very bad day at the State House.
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^ In Excelsis Deo "I always knew the day would come when Sam would start selling off entire states; I was just hoping he would start with Delaware."
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.I tell Abbey I’m going out for a drive.^ I tell Abbey I’m going out for a drive.
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^ There are going to be people who aren't going to the bunker, and when I get out I'm not going to be able to tell them what to do anymore and I like doing that.
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.I get in the station wagon and put it in reverse, and pull out of the garage full speed.^ I get in the station wagon and put it in reverse, and pull out of the garage full speed.
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.[Leo and Sam appear in the doorway and quietly enter into the room.] Except I forgot to open the garage door.^ Except I forgot to open the garage door.
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.Abbey told me to not drive while I was upset and she was right.^ Abby told me not to drive while I was upset and she was right.
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^ Abbey told me to not drive while I was upset and she was right.
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^ She was right yesterday when she told me not to get on that damn bicycle while I was upset, but I did it anyway, and I guess I was just about as angry as I’ve ever been in my life.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.She was right yesterday when she told me not to get on that damn bicycle while I was upset, but I did it anyway, and I guess I was just about as angry as I’ve ever been in my life.^ She was right yesterday when she told me not to get on that damn bicycle while I was upset, but I did it anyway, and I guess I was just about as angry as I’ve ever been in my life.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Abbey told me to not drive while I was upset and she was right.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Linda Seidman wrote on Nov 9, 2009 2:21 PM: " My daughter Rebecca told us about this tragedy last night.
  • Student who died after Wings game from West Bloomfield - The Oakland Press News: The best place for news in and around Oakland County 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.theoaklandpress.com [Source type: General]

.It seems my granddaughter, Annie, had given an interview in one of the teen magazines.^ Seems my granddaughter Annie had given an interview in one of those teen magazines and somewhere between movie stars and makeup tips she talked about her feelings on a woman's right to choose.
  • Top Ten Left Wing Scenes on NBC's The West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.mediaresearch.org [Source type: General]

.And somewhere between movie stars and makeup tips, she talked about her feelings on a woman’s right to choose.^ And somewhere between movie stars and makeup tips, she talked about her feelings on a woman’s right to choose.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Seems my granddaughter Annie had given an interview in one of those teen magazines and somewhere between movie stars and makeup tips she talked about her feelings on a woman's right to choose.
  • Top Ten Left Wing Scenes on NBC's The West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.mediaresearch.org [Source type: General]

^ Sam Actually, right now, you're talking about a big block of cheese.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Now Annie, all of 12, has always been precocious, but she’s got a good head on her shoulders and I like it when she uses it.^ Now, Annie, all of 12 has always been precocious but she's got a good head on her shoulders and I like it when she uses it so I couldn't understand it when her mother called me in tears yesterday.
  • Top Ten Left Wing Scenes on NBC's The West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.mediaresearch.org [Source type: General]

^ This is so typical of the White House these Dem`s will spin every loss into some thing good,but the American people have woken up to this President and all his B.S. The Afghanistan elections are over,What excuse is Obama going to use now.
  • West Wing sees little national meaning in election results | 44 | washingtonpost.com 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.pheedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ We are always telling our kids, to be careful,and use good judgement.
  • Student who died after Wings game from West Bloomfield - The Oakland Press News: The best place for news in and around Oakland County 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.theoaklandpress.com [Source type: General]

.So I couldn’t understand it when her mother called me in tears yesterday.^ I understand he’s writing, or he has something to do with theater.’” Malina smiles, “So, I followed my mother’s advice and I called him, and we became friends instantly over a poker table.
  • PopEntertainment.com: Joshua Malina 2003 interview about 'The West Wing.' 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.popentertainment.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Now, Annie, all of 12 has always been precocious but she's got a good head on her shoulders and I like it when she uses it so I couldn't understand it when her mother called me in tears yesterday.
  • Top Ten Left Wing Scenes on NBC's The West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.mediaresearch.org [Source type: General]

.I said, "Elizabeth, what’s wrong?"^ I said, Elizabeth what's wrong.
  • Top Ten Left Wing Scenes on NBC's The West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.mediaresearch.org [Source type: General]

She said, "It’s Annie." .Now, I love my family and I’ve read my Bible from cover to cover.^ Now, I love my family and I’ve read my Bible from cover to cover.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Now, I love my family, and I've read my Bible from cover to cover so I want you to tell me from what part of Holy Scripture do you suppose the Lambs of God drew their divine inspiration when they sent my 12 year old granddaughter a Raggedy Ann doll with a knife stuck through its throat?
  • Top Ten Left Wing Scenes on NBC's The West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.mediaresearch.org [Source type: General]

^ Donna : I’ve been doing some reading on my own.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.So I want you to tell me from what part of the Holy Scripture do you suppose the Lambs of God drew their Divine inspiration when they sent my 12 year-old granddaughter a Raggedy Ann doll with a knife stuck through its throat?^ Now, I love my family, and I've read my Bible from cover to cover so I want you to tell me from what part of Holy Scripture do you suppose the Lambs of God drew their divine inspiration when they sent my 12 year old granddaughter a Raggedy Ann doll with a knife stuck through its throat?
  • Top Ten Left Wing Scenes on NBC's The West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.mediaresearch.org [Source type: General]

^ Bartlet: Do you want to play or do you want to write my eulogy?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ I still tell my friends the guy in the hole story, and the way Spencer tells Whitford, As long as I got a job, you got a job, you understand?
  • DVD REVIEW: WEST WING, THE - THE COMPLETE SERIES COLLECTION 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC chud.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.[pause] You’ll denounce these people, Al.^ You’ll denounce these people, Al.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You want to get these people?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These people who would walk into fire if you told them to.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.You’ll do it publicly.^ You’ll do it publicly.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You'll denounce these people Al, you'll do it publicly, and until you do you can all get your fat asses out of my White House.
  • Top Ten Left Wing Scenes on NBC's The West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.mediaresearch.org [Source type: General]

.And until you do, you can all get your fat asses out of my White House.^ And until you do, you can all get your fat asses out of my White House.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ All you had to do was get out of bed.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ You'll denounce these people Al, you'll do it publicly, and until you do you can all get your fat asses out of my White House.
  • Top Ten Left Wing Scenes on NBC's The West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.mediaresearch.org [Source type: General]

.C.J., show these people out.^ You'll denounce these people Al, you'll do it publicly, and until you do you can all get your fat asses out of my White House.
  • Top Ten Left Wing Scenes on NBC's The West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.mediaresearch.org [Source type: General]

^ These people who showed up to fight.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These people who showed up to lead.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Mary Marsh: I believe we can find the door.^ Mary: "I believe we can find the door."
  • Top Ten Left Wing Scenes on NBC's The West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.mediaresearch.org [Source type: General]

.Bartlet: Find it now.^ Bartlet: "Find it now!"
  • Top Ten Left Wing Scenes on NBC's The West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.mediaresearch.org [Source type: General]


.Leo: [on the phone with the New York Times] 17 across.^ Debbie Nathan New York Times reporter was a member of an illegal underage porn site, claims he was only "posing as online predator" .
  • Missy Beattie: The Arsonists in the West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: General]

^ The first time Janney saw her name in a New York Times review, she felt validated as an actor.
  • Download West Wing Episodes - Watch Full TV Show Online 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC download-west-wing.sequd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The first time it happened was while she was eating at a restaurant in New York City, shortly after Big Night was released.
  • Download West Wing Episodes - Watch Full TV Show Online 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC download-west-wing.sequd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Yes, 17 across is wrong...^ Yes, 17 across is wrong...
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.You're spelling his name wrong...^ If I'm going to make you sit through this preposterous exercise, we're going to get the names of the damn commandments, right.
  • Top Ten Left Wing Scenes on NBC's The West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.mediaresearch.org [Source type: General]

^ Now, if you're looking for a franchise Q.B. to kill the curse, the name Bradford has a special ring to it.
  • Pat Williams is out - does it matter? - Full Court Press 18 September 2009 8:11 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

What's my name? .My name doesn't matter.^ My name doesn't matter.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ No matter how small my part is, I’m always in the trailer.” While hers is not yet a household name, Janney does occasionally get recognized.
  • Download West Wing Episodes - Watch Full TV Show Online 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC download-west-wing.sequd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I am just an ordinary citizen who relies on the Times crossword for stimulation.^ I am just an ordinary citizen who relies on the Times crossword for stimulation.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This isn't a time for people who say there aren't any energy alternatives just because they can't think of any.
  • Top Ten Left Wing Scenes on NBC's The West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.mediaresearch.org [Source type: General]

.And I'm telling you that I met the man twice.^ And I'm telling you that I met the man twice.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You are more in need of a night in Atlantic City than any man I've ever met.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : I have to tell you, he's ordinarily an extremely kind man, placing a very high premium on civility.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.And I recommended a pre-emptive Exocet missile strike against his air force, so I think I know how...^ And I recommended a pre-emptive Exocet missile strike against his air force, so I think I know how...
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Do you have any idea how much noise Air Force One makes when it lands in Eau Claire, Wisconsin ?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Fast pre-approvals let you know just how much house you can comfortably afford and makes you a serious buyer!

C.J.: Leo.
.Leo: They hang up on me every time.^ Leo : They hang up on me every time.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ C.J. : Every time we come up on a holiday, you guys check out like seniors who are done with finals.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ CJ : Every time we come up on a holiday, you guys check out like seniors who are done with finals.
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.C.J: That's almost hard to believe.^ C.J : That's almost hard to believe.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : It's almost hard to believe that you're not on the National Security Council .
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


Sam: Ms. O'Brien, I understand your feelings, but please believe me when I tell you that I'm a nice guy having a bad day. .I just found out the Times is publishing a poll that says a considerable portion of Americans feel the White House has lost energy and focus.^ [C.J. leaves the White House for the last time.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I just found out the Times is publishing a poll that says a considerable portion of Americans feel the White House has lost energy and focus.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In this mix of passion, pressure, and serendipity, White House alumni say, Sorkin captures the feel of the run-up to a court appointment, shorn of a thousand undramatic details.
  • Bartlet4America News Archive: The Real White House 19 September 2009 19:15 UTC b4a.healthyinterest.net [Source type: General]

.A perception that's not likely to be altered by the video footage of the President riding his bicycle into a tree.^ A perception that's not likely to be altered by the video footage of the President riding his bicycle into a tree.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Leo : He rode his bicycle into a tree, C.J. What do you want me to – "The president, while riding a bicycle on his vacation in Jackson Hole, came to a sudden arboreal stop."
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ C.J. : Is there anything I can say other than "The President rode his bicycle into a tree?"
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.As we speak, the Coast Guard is fishing Cubans out of the Atlantic Ocean while the Governor of Florida wants to blockade the Port of Miami.^ As we speak, the Coast Guard is fishing Cubans out of the Atlantic Ocean while the Governor of Florida wants to blockade the Port of Miami.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The assistant attorney general is gonna be the acting A.G. If he tells you he wants to bring out the National Guard, do what he tells you.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.A good friend of mine's about to get fired for going on television and making sense, and it turns out I accidentally slept with a prostitute last night.^ I said that only 12 hours after you were very cool about my almost accidentally setting the building on fire.
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Grace’s brother makes a surprise visit during Thanksgiving; Jack learns about the tragic death of his friend, Matt.
  • Jack & Bobby: Watch Full Episodes on TheWB.com 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.thewb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Made me leap out of my seat and go bonkers, just like the 21,000+ others at the UC. That was a phenomenal play, and something I sensed and hoped would happen last night.
  • Good start for Rose, better start for Bulls - Full Court Press 18 September 2009 8:11 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

.Now would you please, in the name of compassion, tell me which one of those kids is my boss's daughter?^ "Fix this, would you please!
  • The West Wing Cipher 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.goroadachi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Will : You are one of those guys.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And honey, you've got a name now, too.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Mallory: That would be me.
Sam: You.
Mallory: Yes.
Sam: Leo's daughter's fourth-grade class.
Mallory: Yes.
.Sam: Well, this is bad on so many levels.^ Sam : Well, this is bad on so many levels.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

.Sam: About a week ago I accidentally slept with a prostitute.^ Sam : About a week ago I accidentally slept with a prostitute.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby : You accidentally slept with a prostitute.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sam : CJ, we've been working on this commerce bill for three weeks, I hear you talk about the census all the time.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Toby: Really?
Sam: Yes.
.Toby: You accidentally slept with a prostitute.^ Toby : You accidentally slept with a prostitute.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sam : About a week ago I accidentally slept with a prostitute.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A good friend of mine's about to get fired for going on television and making sense, and it turns out I accidentally slept with a prostitute last night.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Sam: Call girl.^ Sam : Call girl.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby tries to warn Sam away from his friendship with the call girl, but to Tobys horror, Sam seems intent on reforming her.
  • The West Wing Episode List - TVLoop 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

^ Sam : So on a call-girl's phone bill, there's gonna be a call to Air Force One?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Toby: Accidentally.
Sam: Yes.
.Toby: I don't understand.^ Toby : I don't understand.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Did you trip over something?

Toby: Mrs. Landingham, does the President have free time this morning?
Mrs. Landingham: The President has nothing but free time, Toby. .Right now he's in the residence eating Cheerios and enjoying Regis and Kathie Lee.^ Right now he's in the residence eating Cheerios and enjoying Regis and Kathie Lee.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Should I get him for you?^ Should I get him for you?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Toby: Sarcasm's a disturbing thing coming from a woman of your age, Mrs. Landingham.
Mrs. Landingham: What age would that be, Toby?
.Toby: Late twenties?^ Toby : Late twenties?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Mrs. Landingham: Atta boy.
Toby: Can I have a cookie?
Mrs. Landingham: No.
[Sam walks in]
Mrs. Landingham: Good morning, Sam.
.Sam: Good morning.^ Sam : Good morning.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ [Sam walks in] Mrs. Landingham : Good morning, Sam.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Mrs. Landingham: Have a cookie, Sam.

.C.J.: Sir, this may be a good time to talk about your sense of humor.^ C.J. : Sir, this may be a good time to talk about your sense of humor.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You sure this is a good time to talk about my sense of humor?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "If I can put two people in a room who disagree about something, anything, the time of day," Sorkin explains, "I can probably get a good scene out of it.
  • Bartlet4America News Archive: The Real White House 19 September 2009 19:15 UTC b4a.healthyinterest.net [Source type: General]

.Bartlet: I've got an intelligence briefing, a security briefing, and a 90-minute budget meeting all scheduled for the same 45 minutes.^ Bartlet : I've got an intelligence briefing, a security briefing, and a 90-minute budget meeting all scheduled for the same 45 minutes.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jordan : All I meant by 'cloak and dagger' is that I'm not cut out for the security meetings and the secret this and the back channel ambassadors.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Unless you wanted him meditating his way through intelligence briefings and sleeping in a flotation device--- there's nothing you did--- Bartlet : I fired him.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.You sure this is a good time to talk about my sense of humor?^ Josh: What did you want to talk about?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ "If I can put two people in a room who disagree about something, anything, the time of day," Sorkin explains, "I can probably get a good scene out of it.
  • Bartlet4America News Archive: The Real White House 19 September 2009 19:15 UTC b4a.healthyinterest.net [Source type: General]

^ Kari looks forward to talking to you about 30 ROCK very soon (but not soon enough).
  • Take 5: THE WEST WING’s Top 5 Episodes | Give Me My Remote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.givememyremote.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

C.J.: No.
Bartlet: Me neither.
.C.J.: It's just that it's not the first time that it's happened.^ You think that things happen for people because they’re talented, but many times things happen just because someone brings in a lot of money.
  • Download West Wing Episodes - Watch Full TV Show Online 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC download-west-wing.sequd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Like -- all right, we've just seen a black man nominated for president by one of the two major parties for the first time in history.
  • Culture Shock : Blogs : News-Record.com : Greensboro, North Carolina 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC blog.news-record.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The first time it happened was while she was eating at a restaurant in New York City, shortly after Big Night was released.
  • Download West Wing Episodes - Watch Full TV Show Online 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC download-west-wing.sequd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Bartlet: I know.
.Toby: We're talking about Texas, sir.^ CJ : That's always what we're talking about.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby : We're talking about Texas, sir.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby : We're talking about treatment.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Bartlet: I know.
.C.J.: USA Today asks you why you don't spend more time campaigning in Texas and you say it's because you don't look good in funny hats.^ C.J. : USA Today asks you why you don't spend more time campaigning in Texas and you say it's because you don't look good in funny hats.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : Why didn't you say so?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : Funny you should ask.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Sam: It was big hats.^ Sam : It was big hats.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sam : With the big hats.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.C.J.: What difference does it make?^ C.J. : What difference does it make?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Bartlet: It makes a difference.
C.J.: The point is we got whomped in Texas.
Josh: We got whomped in Texas twice.
.C.J.: We got whomped in the primary and we got whomped in November.^ C.J. : We got whomped in the primary and we got whomped in November.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: I think I was there.^ Bartlet : Toby, when you walk out of here, there will be people out there, perhaps a great many, who will think of you as a hero.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : I think I was there.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

C.J.: And it was avoidable. Sir.
.Bartlet: CJ, on your tombstone it's gonna read 'Post hoc ergo propter hoc.'^ Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc (29-Sep-1999) .
  • The West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Season 1, Episode 2: Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc (12 links) .
  • Watch The West Wing Online - Free TV Shows & Videos 18 September 2009 8:11 UTC www.tvduck.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bartlet: CJ, on your tombstone it's gonna read: "Post hoc, ergo propter hoc".
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.CJ: Okay, but none of my visitors are going to be able to understand my tombstone.^ CJ: Okay, but none of my visitors are going to be able to understand my tombstone.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: Twenty-seven lawyers in the room, anybody know 'post hoc, ergo propter hoc'? Josh?^ Bartlet: Twenty-seven lawyers in the room, anybody know 'post hoc, ergo propter hoc'?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet: CJ, on your tombstone it's gonna read ' Post hoc ergo propter hoc .'
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc (29-Sep-1999) .
  • The West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Josh: Ah, post, after hoc, ergo, therefore...^ Bartlet: Twenty-seven lawyers in the room, anybody know 'post hoc, ergo propter hoc'?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc (29-Sep-1999) .
  • The West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Josh: Ah, post, after hoc, ergo, therefore...
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.After hoc, therefore something else hoc.^ After hoc, therefore something else hoc.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: Thank you.^ Bartlet : Thank you, Mrs. Landingham.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : Thank you for coming.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : Thank you.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Next? Leo.
Leo: 'After it, therefore because of it'.
.Bartlet: 'After it, therefore because of it'. It means one thing follows the other, therefore it was caused by the other.^ It means one thing follows the other, therefore it was caused by the other.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It’s a sweeping human drama about what it means to struggle against impossible odds, to know that a loss is inevitable but to fight nonetheless simply because it’s the right thing to do.
  • West Wing, Season Two | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So one of the messages conveyed here is that the whole thing with the bird is a significant 'sign' in this story, inviting us to look into its meaning.
  • The West Wing Cipher 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.goroadachi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

But it's not always true. .In fact it's hardly ever true.^ In fact it's hardly ever true.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.We did not lose Texas because of the hat joke.^ We did not lose Texas because of the hat joke.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ C.J. : USA Today asks you why you don't spend more time campaigning in Texas and you say it's because you don't look good in funny hats.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Do you know when we lost Texas?^ Do you know when we lost Texas?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We almost lost him fifteen years ago, did you know that?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.C.J.: When you learned to speak Latin?^ C.J. : When you learned to speak Latin?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: Go figure.^ Bartlet : Go figure.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


.Bartlet: I don't need a flu shot.^ Morris : You do need a flu shot.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : I don't need a cheat sheet.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : I don't need a flu shot.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Morris: You do need a flu shot.^ Morris : You do need a flu shot.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : I don't need a flu shot.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: How do I know this isn't the start of a military coup?^ Josh: How do I know it isn't 10 to 7?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : How do I know this isn't the start of a military coup?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : I know, but I didn't want to- Mrs. Landingham : You didn't want to, or you didn't know how?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Morris: Sir?
.Bartlet: I want the Secret Service in here right away.^ Bartlet : I want the Secret Service in here right away.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : I'm standing right here!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : I got it right here, thank you.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Morris: In the event of a military coup, sir, what makes you think the Secret Service is gonna be on your side?^ You'd think women would make more noise with their big high heels, but they don't.
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Leo : "CJ Cregg thinks you kill your pets.
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ THE FALL'S GONNA KILL YOU CJ : I think this is going really well so far, Oliver.
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: Now that's a thought that's gonna fester.^ Bartlet : Now that's a thought that's gonna fester.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


.Lloyd Russell: [referring to his Presidential run] It wasn't going to happen.^ Lloyd Russell : [referring to his Presidential run] It wasn't going to happen.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Wasn't sure it was actually going to happen this time around, but I did finally manage to get excited about the Olympics.
  • Culture Shock : Blogs : News-Record.com : Greensboro, North Carolina 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC blog.news-record.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Mandy: You know what the worst part about this is?^ You all know that about me.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And how do you know about this?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Mandy : You know what the worst part about this is?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Lloyd Russell: Well, I think you dinged up your suspension pretty good.^ Lloyd Russell : Well, I think you dinged up your suspension pretty good.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The motorcade's going to pick you up at 7:00 am sharp at your hotel.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ C.J : You know, if I was living in Qumar, I wouldn't be allowed to say 'Shove it up your ass, Toby,' but since I'm not: Shove it up your ass, Toby!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Mandy: No, Lloyd, it's the party they're having, right now, in the West Wing, at my expense.^ It's a miracle we're not in Nantucket right now.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Lloyd Russell : They're not having a party in the West Wing.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Mandy : No, Lloyd, it's the party they're having, right now, in the West Wing, at my expense.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Lloyd Russell: They're not having a party in the West Wing.^ Lloyd Russell : They're not having a party in the West Wing.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Mandy : No, Lloyd, it's the party they're having, right now, in the West Wing, at my expense.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The West Wing staff are feeling malaise as it seems they never get anything accomplished.
  • The West Wing Episode List - TVLoop 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

.Mandy: I've worked with these people for two and a half years.^ Mandy : I've worked with these people for two and a half years.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ These two work environments just are not equal -no matter what Hollywood thinks of itself.
  • West Wing, Season Two | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You've always been loyal, honest, hard-working good people, and I love you all very much, and I don't say that often enough.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.They like to win and they like to gloat.^ They’ll like us when we win.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They like to win and they like to gloat.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They’ll like us when we win!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Lloyd Russell: I'm sure you're wrong.^ Sam : I think you're wrong.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Lloyd Russell : I'm sure you're wrong.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ No you're wrong.
  • West Wing sees little national meaning in election results | 44 | washingtonpost.com 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.pheedcontent.com [Source type: General]

[scene cut]
.Josh: Victory is mine, victory is mine.^ Josh : Victory is mine, victory is mine.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Great day in the morning, people, victory is mine.^ Great day in the morning, people, victory is mine.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Donna: Morning Josh.
.Josh: I drink from the keg of glory, Donna.^ Josh : I drink from the keg of glory, Donna.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : I can drink with the best of 'em, Donna.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Donna : You can't drink with any of 'em, Josh.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Bring me the finest muffins and bagels in all the land.
.Donna: It's going to be an unbearable day.^ Donna : It's going to be an unbearable day.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

A Proportional Response

.Josh: A couple of things for you to bear in mind.^ Josh : A couple of things for you to bear in mind.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A couple things for you to bear in mind.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Charlie: Ma'am, I'd like you to bear in mind that I'm not wearing pads, or a helmet or contact gear of any kind.
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

First of all, he didn't know she was a call girl when he slept with her. He didn't pay her. .He didn't participate in, have knowledge of, or witness anything illegal.^ He didn't participate in, have knowledge of, or witness anything illegal.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Or for that matter, unethical, amoral, or suspect.^ Or for that matter, unethical, amoral, or suspect.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

C.J.: Okay. .A couple things for you to bear in mind.^ A PROPORTIONAL RESPONSE Josh: A couple of things for you to bear in mind.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : A couple of things for you to bear in mind.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A couple things for you to bear in mind.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.None of that matters on Hard Copy!^ None of that matters on Hard Copy!
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ None of that matters on Hard Copy !
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Josh: You're overreacting.^ Josh : You're overreacting.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : You're going?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : You're not making it easy.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

C.J.: Am I?
Josh: Yes.
C.J.: As women are prone to do.
Josh: That's not what I meant.
.C.J.: That's always what you mean.^ C.J. : That's always what you mean.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Josh: You know what, C.J., I really think I'm the best judge of what I mean, you paranoid Berkeley shiksa feminista!^ Josh : Do you know why I sent them to you?
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : You know what this is like?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : You know, can I say this?
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

...whoa, that was way too far.
C.J.: No, no. .Well, I've got a staff meeting to go to and so do you, you elitist Harvard fascist missed-the-deans-list-two-semesters-in-a-row Yankee jackass!^ Well, I've got a staff meeting to go to and so do you, you elitest Harvard fascist missed-the-Dean's-list-two-semesters-in-a-row yankee jackass!
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Well, I've got a staff meeting to go to and so do you, you elitist Harvard fascist missed-the-deans-list-two-semesters-in-a-row Yankee jackass!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh: You have to go to the meeting.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.Josh: Feel better getting that off your chest there, C.J.?^ Josh : Feel better getting that off your chest there, C.J.?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : I'd feel better if it meant just once I could go to a doctor without filling out something on a clipboard.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : [ looking at Donna ] Oh, this must be what your first smack high feels like.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.C.J.: I'm a whole new woman.^ C.J. : I'm a whole new woman.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Josh: You look like a million bucks, by the way.^ Josh : You know what this is like?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh: You like winning, don't you?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : You look like a million bucks, by the way.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.C.J.: Don't try to make up with me.^ C.J. : Don't try to make up with me.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


.Sam: [reading a newspaper article, quoting a congressman] Folks down here are patriotic, fiercely patriotic.^ Sam : [reading a newspaper article, quoting a congressman] Folks down here are patriotic, fiercely patriotic.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I am imagining Southern California because I have been watching and reading about the devastation via television news and newspaper articles.
  • Missy Beattie: The Arsonists in the West Wing 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: General]

^ Sam: I came down here to tell you...
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.The President better not be planning on making any visits to this base.^ The President better not be planning on making any visits to this base.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ CJ : The President doesn't make security decisions based on opinion polls.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.If he does, he may not get out alive.^ If he does, he may not get out alive.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Toby: He said that? .Sitting there with military officers?^ Sitting there with military officers?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Josh: Don't take the bait.^ Josh : Don't take the bait.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : Don't take the bait!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh TAKE THIS SABBATH DAY Sam: I don't talk to the President that way, Bobby.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

Toby: Josh.
.Josh: Don't take the bait!^ Josh : Don't take the bait.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : Don't take the bait!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh TAKE THIS SABBATH DAY Sam: I don't talk to the President that way, Bobby.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.Toby: You'd better believe I'm going to take the bait.^ Toby : You'd better believe I'm going to take the bait.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby: Because this isn't an episode of Hawaii Five-O. How 'bout you be the good cop, I be the cop that doesn't go to the meeting?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby : I think what he's asking is why, on most other nights, do you think the world's going to hell in a hula hoop, but tonight...
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Leo: There ought to be a law against it.
.Josh: Why'd you get him started?^ Josh : Do you know why I sent them to you?
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : Why'd you get him started?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh: Why are you talking like that?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

[Leo shrugs]
.Toby: There is a law against it!^ [Leo shrugs] Toby : There is a law against it!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Leo : There ought to be a law against it.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby : There is no law.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.How about threatening the life of the President?^ How about threatening the life of the President?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ After all, the Vice President can't have committed a felony leak of a story about "life on Mars" if the Report wasn't real , could he?
  • The West Wing Cipher 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.goroadachi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Josh: [about the President] How's he doing in there?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.He was talking to other people: how about conspiracy?^ He had done a great speech at the convention [which nominated John Kerry] and people were beginning to talk about him."
  • TPM Election Central | Talking Points Memo | McCain's Speech Backdrop Was Used In Matt Santos' West Wing Presidential Announcement 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They were military officers, how about treason?^ They were military officers, how about treason?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : They are worried about me getting shot - I'm worried about me getting shot - but that is nothing compared to how terrified we are of you .
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : But they don't tell you how many believe in UFOs; that's the number we ought to be worried about.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.That was a member of our own party, Leo.^ That was a member of our own party, Leo.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

That was a Democrat who said that!
.Leo: It's bad, I know.^ Leo : It's bad, I know.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Toby: That's it?
.Leo: What are you going to do?^ Leo: Oh Margaret, Margaret -- I'm sorry, I'm going to have to -- I hung in there as long as I could, but you long since passed the point when I stopped caring.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Leo: You're really going to let him loose in the White House with his liquor and women.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ AND IT'S SURELY TO THEIR CREDIT Leo : You're going to meet him (Tribbey) right now.
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.Toby: Have the Justice Department bring him in pending felony charges.^ Toby : Have the Justice Department bring him in pending felony charges.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Josh: Toby's right.^ Josh : Toby's right.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.What's the good of being in power if you're not going to haul your enemies in for questioning?^ Josh : You're going?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Leo : You're going out?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You're going to require care.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Toby: We're really not gonna do anything about this?^ Toby : We're really not gonna do anything about this?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby : We're talking about treatment.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ C.J. : And, I've come to the realization that if I'm gonna be talking about it all week, it's probably best that I understand what I'm saying.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Leo: Yeah, cause what we really need to do is arrest people for being mean to the President.^ Leo : Yeah, cause what we really need to do is arrest people for being mean to the President.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Obama needs to decide if he wants to be the president he dreamt of being when he was under the influence of rev. .
  • West Wing sees little national meaning in election results | 44 | washingtonpost.com 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.pheedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Sam : 'Cause I'm pretty tired, but if it's porn—I mean really good porn—by the way if my innocent joking's making you uncomfortable in any way— Ginger : No, I'm hoping it's porn.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Toby: There is no law.^ Toby : There is no law.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby: There's literally no one in the world that I don't hate right now.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby : No, sir, but Leo is one person and there are 290 million more and they come first.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.There is no decency.^ There is no decency.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Josh: He’s just getting that now.^ Josh : He’s just getting that now.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


.Bartlet: What's the virtue of the proportional response?^ Bartlet : What is the virtue of a proportional response?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : What's the virtue of the proportional response?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I ask again, what is the virtue of a Proportional Response?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Admiral Fitzwallace: I'm sorry?^ Admiral Fitzwallace : I'm sorry?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: What is the virtue of a proportional response?^ Bartlet : What is the virtue of a proportional response?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : What's the virtue of the proportional response?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I ask again, what is the virtue of a Proportional Response?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Why's it good? .They hit an airplane, so we hit a transmitter, right?^ They hit an airplane, so we hit a transmitter, right?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They hit a barracks, so we hit two transmitters.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

That's a proportional response. .They hit a barracks, so we hit two transmitters.^ They hit an airplane, so we hit a transmitter, right?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They hit a barracks, so we hit two transmitters.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Admiral Fitzwallace: Yes, that's roughly it, sir.^ Admiral Fitzwallace : Yes, that's roughly it, sir.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Bartlet: This is what we do. I mean, this is what we do.
.Leo: Yes sir, it's what we do.^ Leo : Yes sir, it's what we do.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

It's what we've always done.
.Bartlet: Well, if it's what we do, if it's what we've always done, don't they know we're going to do it?^ They're going to fill them no matter what.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet: Don't think I don't know what you gave up to work on this campaign, and don't think that I don't know your value.
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby: I go to this meeting, there's a decent chance they're going to end up insulted.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.I ask again, what is the virtue of a Proportional Response?^ Bartlet : What is the virtue of a proportional response?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I ask again, what is the virtue of a Proportional Response?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : What's the virtue of the proportional response?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Admiral Fitzwallace: It isn't virtuous, Mr. President. .It's all there is, sir.^ It's all there is, sir.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: It is not all there is.^ Bartlet : It is not all there is.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Admiral Fitzwallace: Just what else is there?^ Admiral Fitzwallace : Just what else is there?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Admiral Percy Fitzwallace : You just don't want to see them serving in the Armed Forces?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: The disproportional response.^ Bartlet : The disproportional response.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Let the word ring forth, from this time and this place, gentlemen, you kill an American, any American, we don't come back with a proportional response.^ Let the word ring forth, from this time and this place, gentlemen, you kill an American, any American, we don't come back with a proportional response.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : Toby, if we start pulling strings like this, you don’t think every homeless veteran would come out of the woodworks?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ C.J. : Every time we come up on a holiday, you guys check out like seniors who are done with finals.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.We come back with total disaster!^ We come back with total disaster!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

[He bangs the table]
General: Are you suggesting that we carpet-bomb Damascus?
.Bartlet: I am suggesting, General, that you, and Admiral Fitzwallace, and Secretary Hutchinson, and the rest of the National Security Team take the next sixty minutes and put together an American response scenario that doesn't make me think we're just docking somebody's damn allowance!^ Bartlet : I could tell you were thinking it.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Admiral Fitzwallace : Just what else is there?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : You're not making it easy.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


.Bartlet: Did you know that two thousand years ago a Roman citizen could walk across the face of the known world free of the fear of molestation?^ Bartlet: You didn't know it was raining?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Did you know that?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet: Did he like that you were in politics?
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.He could walk across the Earth unharmed, cloaked only in the protection of the words civis Romanus -- I am a Roman citizen.^ He could walk across the Earth unharmed, cloaked only in the protection of the words civis Romanus -- I am a Roman citizen.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : Did you know that two thousand years ago a Roman citizen could walk across the face of the known world free of the fear of molestation?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.So great was the retribution of Rome, universally certain, should any harm befall even one of its citizens.^ So great was the retribution of Rome, universally certain, should any harm befall even one of its citizens.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Where was Morris's protection, or anybody else on that airplane?^ Where was Morris's protection, or anybody else on that airplane?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Where was the retribution for the families, and where is the warning to the rest of the world that Americans shall walk this Earth unharmed, lest the clenched fist of the most mighty military force in the history of mankind comes crashing down on your house?!^ Where was the retribution for the families, and where is the warning to the rest of the world that Americans shall walk this Earth unharmed, lest the clenched fist of the most mighty military force in the history of mankind comes crashing down on your house?!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Its the same attitude they have by forcing health care, cap & trade, and other programs down your throat.
  • West Wing sees little national meaning in election results | 44 | washingtonpost.com 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.pheedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ When a bio-hazard alarm goes off in the White House, the staff are locked down where they are - forcing them to have conversations they would have otherwise avoided.
  • The West Wing Episode List - TVLoop 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

.In other words, Leo, what the hell are we doing here?!^ In other words, Leo, what the hell are we doing here?!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What the hell are you doing here?” [pause] He sent you a priest, a rabbi, and a Quaker, Mr. President.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Leo: We are behaving the way a superpower ought to behave.^ Leo: We are behaving the way a superpower ought to behave.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: Well our behavior has produced some crappy results, in fact I'm not a hundred per cent sure it hasn't induced it.^ Bartlet: Well our behavior has produced some crappy results, in fact I'm not a hundred per cent sure it hasn't induced it.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : God, well, some of the stupidest criminals in the world are working right here in America.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But if we expect our leaders to live on some higher moral plain than the rest of us, well we’re just asking to be deceived.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Leo: What are you talking about?^ I just want you to talk to me about it.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Leo: What are you talking about?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet: I'm talking about two hundred and eighty-six American marines in Beirut , I'm talking about Somalia , I'm talking about Nairobi - Leo: And you think ratcheting up the body count's gonna act as a deterrent?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Bartlet: I'm talking about two hundred and eighty-six American marines in Beirut, I'm talking about Somalia, I'm talking about Nairobi-
.Leo: And you think ratcheting up the body count's gonna act as a deterrent?^ Leo : What are you up to?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet: I'm talking about two hundred and eighty-six American marines in Beirut , I'm talking about Somalia , I'm talking about Nairobi - Leo: And you think ratcheting up the body count's gonna act as a deterrent?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Leo : You think I'm lying?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Bartlet: You're damn right I-
.Leo: Oh, then you are just as stupid as these guys who think capital punishment is going to be a deterrent for drug kingpins.^ Leo : What are you going to do?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Our guy says "Are you stupid?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ainsley : And you think I’m going to have a nutty.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.As if drug kingpins didn't live their day to day lives under the possibility of execution, and their executions are a lot less dainty than ours and tend to take place without the bother and expense of due process.^ As if drug kingpins didn't live their day to day lives under the possibility of execution, and their executions are a lot less dainty than ours and tend to take place without the bother and expense of due process.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Student : What do you call a society that has to just live every day with the idea that the pizza place you are eating in could just blow up without any warning?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We are going to see a lot of this since voters are seeing what direction Obama's Czars are trying to take our great nation.
  • West Wing sees little national meaning in election results | 44 | washingtonpost.com 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.pheedcontent.com [Source type: General]

.So, my friend, if you want to start using American military strength as the arm of the Lord, you can do that.^ "Don't get cynical because look at yourselves and what you were willing to do, and recognize that there are millions and millions of Americans out there that want what you want, that want it to be that way, that want it to be a shining city on a hill.'
  • West Wing sees little national meaning in election results | 44 | washingtonpost.com 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.pheedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Bartlet: Do you want to play or do you want to write my eulogy?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Willis of Ohio "I want to be a comfort to my friends in tragedy, and I want to be able to celebrate with them in triumph.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.We're the only superpower left.^ We're the only superpower left.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.You can conquer the world, like Charlemagne!^ You can conquer the world, like Charlemagne !
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.But you better be prepared to kill everyone.^ But you better be prepared to kill everyone.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you think I can pardon a turkey, then you have got to go back to your school and insist that you be better prepared to go out in the world.
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.And you better start with me, because I will raise up an army against you and I will beat you!^ And you better start with me, because I will raise up an army against you and I will beat you!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ President Newman : You start saddling up camels in every country in the Middle East then you better be prepared to spend the next 50 years sifting through sand because this isn't a quick run on the beach, Jed.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby : He's a featherweight who only looks like a lightweight because he's got you propping him up.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: He had a ten day old baby at home.^ Bartlet: He had a ten day old baby at home.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This is a new reality, so get used to it the old days of leveraging your homes for cash are gone.
  • West Wing sees little national meaning in election results | 44 | washingtonpost.com 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.pheedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Bartlet : The only thing you ever had to do to make me happy was come home at the end of the day.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Leo: I know.
Bartlet: We are doing nothing.
.Leo: We are not doing nothing.^ Leo: We are not doing nothing.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Bartlet: We're destroying-
.Leo: Four high-rated military targets!^ Bartlet: We're destroying- Leo: Four high-rated military targets!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Four high-rated military targets.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Bartlet: And this is good?
.Leo: Of course it's not good.^ Leo: Of course it's not good.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.There is no good.^ There is no good.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

It's what there is! .It's how you behave if you're the most powerful nation in the world.^ It's how you behave if you're the most powerful nation in the world.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ How in the hell are you gonna hold that kind of power in your hand?” Josh : You don’t know he’s not that man.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : Well, you're about to propose the most massive shift in foreign policy since the Marshall Plan and it's going to be wildly unpopular.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.It's proportional, it's reasonable, it's responsible, it's merciful!^ It's proportional, it's reasonable, it's responsible, it's merciful!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

It's not nothing. .Four high-rated military targets.^ Bartlet: We're destroying- Leo: Four high-rated military targets!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Four high-rated military targets.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: Which they'll rebuild again in six months.^ Bartlet : They'll loan stuff?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet: Which they'll rebuild again in six months.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Leo: Then we'll blow 'em up again in six months!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Leo: Then we'll blow 'em up again in six months!^ Leo: Then we'll blow 'em up again in six months!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet: Which they'll rebuild again in six months.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Leo : Wanna go down to the Situation Room, blow 'em off the face of the earth?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.We're getting really good at it...^ Josh : Bet you're thinking there's a really good explanation for that, sir.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We're getting really good at it...
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.It's what our fathers taught us.^ It's what our fathers taught us.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: Why didn't you say so?^ Bartlet: You didn't know it was raining?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : That's all you ever have to say to me.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : No, and you know why?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Oh, Leo...when I think of all the work you put in to get me to run and all the work you did to get me elected...I could pummel your ass with a baseball bat.^ Leo : Then suddenly, you're running again.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : I could tell you were thinking it.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Oh, Leo...when I think of all the work you put in to get me to run and all the work you did to get me elected...I could pummel your ass with a baseball bat.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


.Josh: I have to tell you, he's ordinarily an extremely kind man, placing a very high premium on civility.^ And I'm telling you that I met the man twice.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : Believe me when I tell you that's not true .
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : I have to tell you, he's ordinarily an extremely kind man, placing a very high premium on civility.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Today...it's just been a very difficult few days for him.^ Today...it's just been a very difficult few days for him.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Charlie: I think I should probably go.^ Charlie : I think I should probably go.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you polled a hundred Donnas and asked them if they think we should go out, you'd get a high positive response.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you polled a a hundred Donnas and asked them if they think we should go out, you'd get a high positive response.
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

[Bartlet comes in]
.Bartlet: Excuse me, Charlie?^ [Bartlet comes in] Bartlet : Excuse me, Charlie?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Can I see you inside, please?^ Can I see you inside, please?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Come on, it's okay.
[Charlie walks toward him hesitantly and Bartlet sticks out his hand]
Bartlet: I'm Jed Bartlet.
.Charlie: I'm Charles Young, sir.^ Charlie : I'm Charles Young, sir.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: But you prefer Charlie, right?^ Bartlet : You’re right.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : But you prefer Charlie, right?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : I got it right here, thank you.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Listen, Leo McGarry filled me in on the situation with your mother.^ Listen, Leo McGarry filled me in on the situation with your mother.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

I'm so very sorry. .I hope you don't mind, but I took the liberty of calling Tom Connolly, the FBI Director, and we had the computer spit out some quick information.^ "Don't get cynical because look at yourselves and what you were willing to do, and recognize that there are millions and millions of Americans out there that want what you want, that want it to be that way, that want it to be a shining city on a hill.'
  • West Wing sees little national meaning in election results | 44 | washingtonpost.com 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.pheedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ And, I don't know why I need to call you and explain myself.
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Don't believe for a moment that you'll be cruising on some red tidal wave of votes next year though.
  • West Wing sees little national meaning in election results | 44 | washingtonpost.com 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.pheedcontent.com [Source type: General]

.Your mother was killed by a Western .38 revolver firing KTWs, or what are known as cop-killer bullets.^ Your mother was killed by a Western .38 revolver firing KTWs , or what are known as cop-killer bullets.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Now, we have not had a whole lot of success yet in banning that weapon and those bullets off the streets, but we're planning on taking a big whack at it when Congress comes back from recess.^ Now we're off to the races!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Now, we have not had a whole lot of success yet in banning that weapon and those bullets off the streets, but we're planning on taking a big whack at it when Congress comes back from recess.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Danny : If the whole bus goes off the record, will you tell us why you're going on the trip?
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

So, what do you say? .You want to come help us out?^ Can you help me out?"
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You want to come help us out?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "Don't get cynical because look at yourselves and what you were willing to do, and recognize that there are millions and millions of Americans out there that want what you want, that want it to be that way, that want it to be a shining city on a hill.'
  • West Wing sees little national meaning in election results | 44 | washingtonpost.com 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.pheedcontent.com [Source type: General]

.Charlie: [smiling] Yes, sir, I do.^ Charlie: Yes, sir.
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Charlie : Yes sir.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Charlie : Yes, I know sir.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: Thank you, Charlie.^ Bartlet : But you prefer Charlie, right?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : Thank you, Mrs. Landingham.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : Thank you for coming.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

[shakes his hand]

Five Votes Down

.Josh: Forgive my bluntness, and I say this with all due respect, Congressman, but vote yes, or you're not even going to be on the ballot two years from now.^ CJ : Say you're from Minnesota.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh: My watch says 10 to 7.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : You're overreacting.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Katzenmoyer: How do you figure?^ Katzenmoyer : How do you figure?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Josh: You're going to lose in the primary.^ Josh : You're overreacting.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : You're going?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : You're not making it easy.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Katzenmoyer: There's no Democrat running against me.^ While Vinick and the Republicans deliver a flawless albeit predictable convention, the Democratic convention looks to be more like a pie fight as there is no clear favorite.
  • The West Wing Episode List - TVLoop 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

.Josh: Sure there is.^ Josh : Sure there is.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Katzenmoyer: Who?
.Josh: Whomever we pick.^ Josh : Whomever we pick.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Katzenmoyer: You're bluffing.^ Katzenmoyer : You're bluffing.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Josh: Okay.
.Katzenmoyer: I'm in your own party!^ Katzenmoyer : I'm in your own party!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Josh: Doesn't seem to be doing us much good now, does it?^ Josh : Doesn't seem to be doing us much good now, does it?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh] Now I’m having a good time.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The notorious ' PATRIOT Act ' is a good example of how this administration doesn't hesitate to assault the US Constitution if deemed beneficial to their agenda.
  • The West Wing Cipher 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.goroadachi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Katzenmoyer: Against an incumbent Democrat.^ Katzenmoyer : Against an incumbent Democrat.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Katzenmoyer : There's no Democrat running against me.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.You'll go to the press and endorse a challenger?^ You'll go to the press and endorse a challenger?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I'm going to sleep now for a little bit, but if you really need me just yell really loud and I'll probably wake up.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So, every day until the end of this campaign, I'll answer any question anyone has on government, But if you have a question on religion, please go to church.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Josh: No sir.^ Josh : No sir, I know it for sure.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.We're going to do it in person.^ We're going to do it in person.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You keep talking like a person, they're going to kick you out of the bar.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.See, you won with fifty-two percent, but the President took your district with fifty-nine.^ See, you won with fifty-two percent, but the President took your district with fifty-nine.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : The guy's running a tie for the presidency and he's got two weeks left, so you can expect him to look worried once in a while.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sherri : Who the hell do you- C.J. : One more word out of your mouth and every local station but yours gets an exclusive with the President.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

And I think it's high time we come back and say thanks. .Do you have any idea how much noise Air Force One makes when it lands in Eau Claire, Wisconsin?^ How much healthier do you want to be?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ THE PORTLAND TRIP Bartlet : The Assistant Energy Secretary is flying to Portland in the middle of the night so he can meet with me on Air Force One on the way back?
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ How're you going to enforce that one?"
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.We're going to have a party, Congressman.^ We're going to have a party, Congressman.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They're crazy-go-nuts for the President - really, the whole Democratic Party in general.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.You should come, it's gonna be great.^ You should come, it's gonna be great.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I think you should say to these kids, "You think you get it wrong sometimes, you should come down here and see how the big boys do it."
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

And when the watermelon's done, right in town square, right in the band gazebo... You guys got a band gazebo?
Katzenmoyer: Josh...
.Josh: Doesn't matter, we'll build one.^ Josh : Doesn't matter, we'll build one.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : Doesn't matter.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Right in the band gazebo, that's where the President is going to drape his arm around the shoulder of some assistant DA we like.^ Right in the band gazebo, that's where the President is going to drape his arm around the shoulder of some assistant DA we like.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Right around the time you’re going to check your mailbox, half of the elderly population will be living in poverty.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I bet they go around saying things like; You're not the boss of me, I know you are but what am I, sticks and stones....
  • West Wing sees little national meaning in election results | 44 | washingtonpost.com 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.pheedcontent.com [Source type: General]

.And you should have your camera with you.^ And you should have your camera with you.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And if you don't think that your family should matter, my suggestion to you is to get out of professional politics.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.You should get a picture of that.^ You should get a picture of that.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.'Cause that's gonna be the moment you're finished in Democratic politics.^ Here's what you're gonna do.
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ They're gonna hate you.
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : Why do you ask me the question, when you're gonna have the conversation by yourself?
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.President Bartlet's a good man.^ President Bartlet's a good man.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ However, Martin Sheen is excellent as President Bartlet, a fiercely intelligent and discerning man with a genuine passion for his job.
  • "The West Wing" (1999) 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ My job is to help Jed be as good a President as he is a man.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

He's got a good heart. .He doesn't hold a grudge.^ He doesn't hold a grudge.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

That's what he pays me for.

.Bartlet: [on pain medication] What's going on here?^ Bartlet : [on pain medication] What's going on here?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : How you know the First Lady wasn't going to be naked when you came in here?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Sam: Nothing you need to concern yourself with, Mr. President. .Merely a perception issue regarding Toby and the financial disclosure.^ Merely a perception issue regarding Toby and the financial disclosure.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: Well, I like to roll up my sleeves and, you know ...^ Bartlet: You didn't know it was raining?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : You know what this is like?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : No no no, I know my body.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

get involved.
C.J.: Mr. President. .Did you by any chance take your back pills?^ Did you by any chance take your back pills?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Leo : Which did you take, sir, the Vicodin or the Percocet ?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Oh, Leo...when I think of all the work you put in to get me to run and all the work you did to get me elected...I could pummel your ass with a baseball bat.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: I don't mind telling you C.J. I was in a little pain there.^ BARTLET'S THIRD STATE OF THE UNION Kenny (Joey) : Joshua Lyman, you have the cutest little butt in professional politics.
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ "Don't get cynical because look at yourselves and what you were willing to do, and recognize that there are millions and millions of Americans out there that want what you want, that want it to be that way, that want it to be a shining city on a hill.'
  • West Wing sees little national meaning in election results | 44 | washingtonpost.com 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.pheedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Donna : I'm gonna give you a little gift right now, which you don't deserve.
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.Leo: Which did you take, sir, the Vicodin or the Percocet?^ Leo : Which did you take, sir, the Vicodin or the Percocet ?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Leo : That’s…That’s an unusual phrase for you sir, did you just learn it?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Leo : How did you know that?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: I wasn't supposed to take 'em both?^ Bartlet : I wasn't supposed to take 'em both?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

C.J.: Okay, Mr. President, we're going to have someone take you back to bed.
Bartlet: No no no. Sit sit sit. .One of you's got a problem, and I'm here to help.^ One of you's got a problem, and I'm here to help.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ We don't need your help Laurie, one of your guys writes you a check, and the IRS works for me.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.You guys are like family.^ You guys are like family.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ C.J. : Every time we come up on a holiday, you guys check out like seniors who are done with finals.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ CJ : Every time we come up on a holiday, you guys check out like seniors who are done with finals.
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.You've always been there for me.^ You've always been there for me.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby : Also, you've got twins in there; you're basically a minivan.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You've always been loyal, honest, hard-working good people, and I love you all very much, and I don't say that often enough.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.You've always been loyal, honest, hard-working good people, and I love you all very much, and I don't say that often enough.^ Bartlet : That's all you ever have to say to me.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You've been saying no.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You've always been there for me.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.[to Sam] So, tell me what the problem is, Toby.^ Sam) So, tell me what the problem is, Toby.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

Sam: I'm Sam, sir.
.Bartlet: Sam, of course you are.^ Bartlet: Sam, of course you are.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.Toby: Sir, the situation basically is this.^ Toby : Sir, the situation basically is this.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.I arranged for a friend to testify to Commerce on Internet stocks, while simultaneously, but unrelated to that, bought a technology issue which, partly due to my friend's testimony, shot through the roof.^ I arranged for a friend to testify to Commerce on Internet stocks, while simultaneously, but unrelated to that, bought a technology issue which, partly due to my friend's testimony, shot through the roof.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : Try to find out who those friends of my wife's are in the wire piece and take them out back and have them shot.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Bartlet: Toby. Toby, Toby, Toby. .Toby's a nice name, don't you think?^ You'd think women would make more noise with their big high heels, but they don't.
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby : You think we should quote Mao Tse-tung?
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ And I'll never make you think I don't again...
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

Toby: Can we possibly do this meeting at another time?
.Bartlet: No no no, I know my body.^ Bartlet: Your impersonation of my mother is getting sharper and sharper, you know that?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet: You know carrying them around in my pocket was a pretty big step for me.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.I know my muscles aren't, you know, but my mind is sharp.^ I know my muscles aren't, you know, but my mind is sharp.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You know, my wife, Abbey, she never wants me to do anything while I’m upset.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet: Your impersonation of my mother is getting sharper and sharper, you know that?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

I can focus. I'm focused. .You all know that about me.^ You all know that about me.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This game isn't all about size, you know.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And how do you know about this?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

Here's what I think we ought to do. .[beat] Was I just saying something?^ May just be something my mother used to say.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]


.Leo: There's two things in the world you never want to let people see how you make 'em: laws and sausages.^ Leo : You wanna mock people or let me talk to Toby?
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ "Don't get cynical because look at yourselves and what you were willing to do, and recognize that there are millions and millions of Americans out there that want what you want, that want it to be that way, that want it to be a shining city on a hill.'
  • West Wing sees little national meaning in election results | 44 | washingtonpost.com 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.pheedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Leo: "Ainsley, don't you want to work in the White House?"
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]


.Reporter: I'm curious about the President's farm in Manchester.^ Reporter : I'm curious about the President's farm in Manchester.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ After all, the Vice President can't have committed a felony leak of a story about "life on Mars" if the Report wasn't real , could he?
  • The West Wing Cipher 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.goroadachi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The property value increased $750,000. What's that due to?^ The property value increased $750,000.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.C.J.: Secret Service improvements.^ C.J. : Secret Service improvements.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Reporter: Can you go into detail, please?^ Reporter : Can you go into detail, please?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So, every day until the end of this campaign, I'll answer any question anyone has on government, But if you have a question on religion, please go to church.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Abbey : Okay, I'm going to the bathroom, where I am gonna change into a special little garment I think you might enjoy.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

C.J.: The property now includes a helipad and the ability to run a global war from the sun porch.

.Josh: You know, I realize that as an adult not everyone shares my view of the world, and with an issue as hot as gun control I'm prepared to accept a lot of different points of view as being perfectly valid, but we can all get together on the grenade launcher, right?^ Josh : Do you know why I sent them to you?
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ You all know that about me.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : You know what this is like?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

The Crackpots and These Women

.Leo: Andrew Jackson, in the main foyer of his White House had a big block of cheese.^ Leo: "Ainsley, don't you want to work in the White House?"
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Leo: You're really going to let him loose in the White House with his liquor and women.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Leo: I think the White House Counsel would say it was a coup d'etat!
  • The West Wing - Season 2 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

Toby: Huh.
.Leo: I am making a mental list of those who are snickering, and even as I speak I am preparing appropriate retribution.^ From Tennessee who wants a whole list of farming and ranching concessions in exchange for his vote and three proxies; after a pep talk from Leo, they devise a substitute plan that may prove even more effective, if it works.
  • The West Wing Episode List - TVLoop 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

^ Leos preparation for the Vice Presidential debate is going badly; Santos makes his last trip home before the election; Will and Kate continue to flirt.
  • The West Wing Episode List - TVLoop 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

^ Josh then gets Leo to run down a list of the White House personnel who would know the details of BOTH stories...
  • The West Wing Cipher 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.goroadachi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The block of cheese was huge - over two tons.^ The block of cheese was huge - over two tons.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Mandy : And then he locked the doors behind them and made them eat two tons of cheese.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.And it was there for any and all who might be hungry.^ And it was there for any and all who might be hungry.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Toby: Leo, wouldn't this time be better spent plotting a war against a country that can't possibly defend itself against us?^ Toby : Can we possibly do this meeting at another time?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby : Leo, wouldn't this time be better spent plotting a war against a country that can't possibly defend itself against us?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ [Leo shrugs] Toby : There is a law against it!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Leo: We can do that later, Toby. .Right now I'm talking about President Andrew Jackson.^ Right now I'm talking about President Andrew Jackson.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And somewhere between movie stars and makeup tips, she talked about her feelings on a woman’s right to choose.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We're talking about the President sending other people's kids to do it.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Sam Actually, right now, you're talking about a big block of cheese.^ Sam : Okay, can I talk to you about adrenaline for a second?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sam, you're Al Pacino.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Sam : I think you're wrong.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Leo: And Sam goes on my list!^ Leo : And Sam goes on my list!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Sam: What about Toby?^ Sam : What about Toby?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Leo: I'm unpredictable. .Jackson wanted the White House to belong to the people, so from time to time, he opened his doors to those who wished an audience.^ [C.J. leaves the White House for the last time.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jackson wanted the White House to belong to the people, so from time to time, he opened his doors to those who wished an audience.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Observing the world of American politics and the lives of those working in the White House could be an extremely dull concept.
  • "The West Wing" (1999) 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.Mandy: And then he locked the doors behind them and made them eat two tons of cheese.^ Mandy : And then he locked the doors behind them and made them eat two tons of cheese.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The block of cheese was huge - over two tons.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Leo: It is in that spirit...
Sam: Hang on. .Mandy doesn't go on the list?^ Mandy doesn't go on the list?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Leo: Mandy's new.^ Leo : Mandy's new.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Sam: So it's just me... on the list?
Leo: Yes. .It is in the spirit of Andrew Jackson that I, from time to time, ask senior staff to have face-to-face meetings with those people representing organizations who have a difficult time getting our attention.^ It is in the spirit of Andrew Jackson that I, from time to time, ask senior staff to have face-to-face meetings with those people representing organizations who have a difficult time getting our attention.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He calls the meeting to a close, asking his staff to stay around a few minutes outside.
  • The West Wing Cipher 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.goroadachi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ C.J. : Every time we come up on a holiday, you guys check out like seniors who are done with finals.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.I know the more jaded among you, see this as something rather beneath you.^ I know the more jaded among you, see this as something rather beneath you.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Will : There's a Festival of Lights and Bonfires in this region that accompanies something called the Wildflower, you know, Renaissance, with lilac and ochre.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Donna: Yes, 'cause you're whisking back to Washington and you had to see her one more time before you left 'cause God knows what fate awaits you when you get there.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.But I assure you that listening to the voices of passionate Americans is beneath no one, and surely not the peoples' servants.^ But I assure you that listening to the voices of passionate Americans is beneath no one, and surely not the peoples' servants.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We need to cut taxes for one reason - the American people know how to spend their money better than the federal government does.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The ones who have no record of scholarship; no body of opinions, nothing you can hold them to.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Josh: [walks in with C.J.] Sorry, we're late.^ Josh : [walks in with C.J.] Sorry, we're late.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Is it "Total Crackpot Day" again?^ Leo: First off (he slaps him on top of the head) That's for total crackpot day.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh: (to Leo) Is today total crackpot day?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Is it "Total Crackpot Day" again?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Leo: Yes, it is.
.Sam: And let us please note that Josh does not go on the list.^ Sam : And let us please note that Josh does not go on the list.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : So, now you're going to nail us to the cross.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Fitzwallace : I don't think the UN is going to let us do it for that reason.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


.Bartlet: It was not a space ship from another planet, just another time -- a long since abandoned Soviet satellite.^ Bartlet : It was not a space ship from another planet, just another time -- a long since abandoned Soviet satellite.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : [to media consultants] This is probably the greatest assemblage of Democratic talent since the last time Jed Bartlet dined alone.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.One of its booster rockets didn't fire and it couldn't escape Earth's orbit.^ One of its booster rockets didn't fire and it couldn't escape Earth's orbit.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.A sad reminder of the time when two powerful nations challenged each other and then boldly raced into outer space.^ A sad reminder of the time when two powerful nations challenged each other and then boldly raced into outer space.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ [The woman nods] Toby : Including city council, two Congressional elections, a senate race, a Gubernatorial campaign, and a national campaign?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Turns our one minute of prime time into a national sensation.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.What will be the next thing that challenges us, Toby?^ What will be the next thing that challenges us, Toby?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.That makes us go farther and work harder?^ That makes us go farther and work harder?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : I'm not bombing half the Middle East because it's going to make us all feel better.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I want us to talk about what it will mean and how we'll make it work.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.You know that when smallpox was eradicated, it was considered the single greatest humanitarian achievement of this century?^ You know that when smallpox was eradicated , it was considered the single greatest humanitarian achievement of this century?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : You know John, there are places in the world where it might be considered rude to talk about the physical attributes of another man's wife.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Surely we can do it again, as we did in the time when our eyes looked towards the heavens, and with outstretched fingers we touched the face of God.^ Surely we can do it again, as we did in the time when our eyes looked towards the heavens, and with outstretched fingers we touched the face of God.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The seal, the pyramid , it's unfinished, with the eye of God looking over it, and the words annuit coeptis - he, God, favors our undertaking.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels, but every time we think we have measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and we're reminded that that capacity may well be limitless.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


.Toby: It's not so much that you cheat sir, its how brazenly bad you are it.^ Operator : How can I help you, sir?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Leo : How are you feeling, Sir.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby : It's not so much that you cheat sir, its how brazenly bad you are it.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bartlet: Give me an example.^ Bartlet : Give me an example.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Toby: In Florida, playing mixed doubles with me and C.J., you tried to tell us your partner worked at the American Consulate in Vienna.^ Toby : In Florida, playing mixed doubles with me and C.J., you tried to tell us your partner worked at the American Consulate in Vienna.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We weren't prepared for someone to try and outfox us with a stratagem so sophisticated it's an entire generation behind "Hey look, your shoelaces are untied!?"
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Steve : Can you tell us anything, his name, where he's from, his ethnicity, if you guys suspect a motive?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Bartlet: She did.
.Toby: It was Steffi Graf, sir!^ Toby : It was Steffi Graf , sir!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby : You crazy lunatic, you think I'm not going to recognize Steffi Graf when she's serving a tennis ball at me?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Bartlet: I'll admit the woman bore a striking resemblance to her.
.Toby: You crazy lunatic, you think I'm not going to recognize Steffi Graf when she's serving a tennis ball at me?^ Ainsley : And you think I’m going to have a nutty.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby : When you think of Afghanistan, think of Poland.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby : I think you have a different motivation.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


.Sam: Because there are levels, and an order to our Air Force Command, and to jump from a radar officer to the Commander in Chief would skip several of those levels.^ Sam: There are levels and an order to our air defense command, and to jump from a radar officer to the Commander in Chief would skip several of those levels.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Sam : Because there are levels, and an order to our Air Force Command , and to jump from a radar officer to the Commander in Chief would skip several of those levels.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And with that, I'm going back down to the mess, because I think I may have seen there a peach Sam : [to Ed and Larry] : I would have countered that, but I already moved on to other things in my head.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Bob: Like what?
.Sam: Like the Pentagon, and, you know, perhaps therapy.^ Sam : Like the Pentagon , and, you know, perhaps therapy.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : You know what this is like?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sam : Did you know Toby wrote a concession speech?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


Bartlet: Hey, everybody, listen up - Zoe's down from Hanover and I'm making chilli for everyone tonight!
[Everyone looks horrified]
.Josh: Oh God...^ [Everyone looks horrified] Josh : Oh God...
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Various: [With a noticeable lack of enthusiasm] Great! Great!
.Bartlet: [Put out] Okay, you know what?^ Bartlet: You didn't know it was raining?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Sam: Okay, you know what this is called?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet: Your impersonation of my mother is getting sharper and sharper, you know that?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

Let's do this. .Everybody look down at the big seal in the middle of my carpet.^ Everybody look down at the big seal in the middle of my carpet.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ [Everyone looks down at the Presidential seal] Now look back up at me.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

[Everyone looks down at the Presidential seal] Now look back up at me. .[They do so] Zoe's down from Hanover and I'm making chilli for everyone tonight!^ [They do so] Zoe's down from Hanover and I'm making chilli for everyone tonight!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : Hey, everybody, listen up - Zoe's down from Hanover and I'm making chilli for everyone tonight!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Everyone: [With more convincing forced enthusiasm] That's great! I love chilli! Terrific!
Bartlet: There! .You see how benevolent I can be when everybody just does what I tell them to do?^ Bartlett: Then I will tell you that I agree, the Republican party does not have a comprehensive program for combating poverty in this country.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Trust me when I tell you that there's absolutely no way that you're going to see the President!
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

Mr. Willis of Ohio

.Sam: CJ, we've been working on this commerce bill for three weeks, I hear you talk about the census all the time.^ You all know that about me.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sam : Okay, can I talk to you about adrenaline for a second?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sam : CJ, we've been working on this commerce bill for three weeks, I hear you talk about the census all the time.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

C.J.: Yeah. Yeah.
Sam: Well... I don't understand. How could you-
C.J.: I've been faking it.
.Sam: You've been faking it?^ Sam : You've been faking it?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sam : CJ, we've been working on this commerce bill for three weeks, I hear you talk about the census all the time.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ How could you- C.J. : I've been faking it.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.C.J.: I've been playing it fast and loose there's no doubt about it, but sitting in on some of the meetings we've been having, and reading the briefing book last night, I have to say that the census is starting to sound to me like it's, well, important.^ C.J. : I've been playing it fast and loose there's no doubt about it, but sitting in on some of the meetings we've been having, and reading the briefing book last night, I have to say that the census is starting to sound to me like it's, well, important.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : There's no doubt about it, but I need you to read this anyway.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There were 36 homicides last night.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Sam: Ah-hah.^ Sam : Ah-hah.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.C.J.: And, I've come to the realization that if I'm gonna be talking about it all week, it's probably best that I understand what I'm saying.^ C.J. : And, I've come to the realization that if I'm gonna be talking about it all week, it's probably best that I understand what I'm saying.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Toby : We're really not gonna do anything about this?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sam : CJ, we've been working on this commerce bill for three weeks, I hear you talk about the census all the time.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Sam: When?
C.J.: When what?
.Sam: When did you come to this realization?^ Sam : When did you come to this realization?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sam : Did you know Toby wrote a concession speech?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : Zoey, I think it's really sweet that you still come to me for permission.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.C.J.: About an hour ago.^ C.J. : About an hour ago.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Sam: Okay. Let's... .I tell you what, let's forget the fact that you're coming a little late to the party and embrace the fact that you showed up at all.^ Bartlet : Let me tell you, you're really showing me something tonight.
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^ Ryan : So, you're coming to the party?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I tell you what, let's forget the fact that you're coming a little late to the party and embrace the fact that you showed up at all.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

C.J.: That's what I say.

.Josh: Sam, I'm taking Charlie for a beer tonight before the vote.^ MR WILLIS OF OHIO Josh: Sam, I'm taking Charlie for a beer tonight before the vote.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : Sam, I'm taking Charlie for a beer tonight before the vote.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Charlie : Josh and Sam talked to me.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Zoey and Mallory are coming.^ Zoey and Mallory are coming.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.Sam: Sounds good.^ Sam: Sounds good.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Sam : Sounds good.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

C.J.: I like beer.
.Josh: If you want to come I guess that'd be okay.^ Josh : If you want to come I guess that'd be okay.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh: Are you okay?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh] Josh : Do you want another drink?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.C.J.: Why, Josh, you've swept me off my feet.^ Bartlet : Why would you want to study people’s feet?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ No, I wear these boots, um, Oh, I could give you some crap about remembering my roots, but I wear these because I've got flat feet and they don't hurt my arches...
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Josh : What are you doing in my office when I'm not there?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]


[Josh and Sam have joined Charlie in confronting the guys who are hassling Zoe]
.Josh: [Pressing Zoe's panic button] Yeah.^ [Josh and Sam have joined Charlie in confronting the guys who are hassling Zoe] Josh : [Pressing Zoe's panic button] Yeah.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.You guys don’t realize it, but you’re having a pretty bad night.^ You guys don’t realize it, but you’re having a pretty bad night.
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^ CJ realizes the prank] Bartlet : [to Toby] You're weak.
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^ Toby : No, you're the guy that runs into the 7-11 to get Satan a pack of cigarettes.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Guy 1: [Sarcastic and aggressive] Oh really - and who’s gonna give it to us, huh?^ Guy 1 : [Sarcastic and aggressive] Oh really - and who’s gonna give it to us, huh?
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^ Like one of those guys who buys a big new thing, but doesn't really know how to get the most out of it!
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[The door slams open and Secret Service agents burst in]
Agent: Federal Agents!
[Josh and Sam raise their arms and point at the three guys]
.Sam and Josh: Right here!^ [Josh and Sam raise their arms and point at the three guys] Sam and Josh : Right here!
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^ Josh : This, right here, this is the reason why you have a reputation as a pain in the ass.
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[The agents grab the startled and protesting guys and force them head-first onto the bar whilst one grabs Zoe and guides her out protectively]
.Agent: Shut up!^ [The agents grab the startled and protesting guys and force them head-first onto the bar whilst one grabs Zoe and guides her out protectively] Agent : Shut up!
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.I swear to God I’ll blow your head off.^ I swear to God I’ll blow your head off.
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^ And if that bulge in your pocket’s an 8-ball of blow, you'll be spending Spring Break in a Federal Prison.
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.Everybody stand back.^ Everybody stand back.
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.Guy 1: [to Charlie] Hey, I ain’t done with you Sammy.^ A guy in a row boat came along and he shouted, “Hey, hey you!
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^ And a guy with a megaphone shouted, “Hey you, you down there.
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^ A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts up "Hey you!
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.Charlie: My name is Charlie Young, jackass.^ Charlie : My name is Charlie Young, jackass.
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.And if that bulge in your pocket’s an 8-ball of blow, you'll be spending Spring Break in a Federal Prison.^ And if that bulge in your pocket’s an 8-ball of blow, you'll be spending Spring Break in a Federal Prison.
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^ I swear to God I’ll blow your head off.
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^ You don't have jobs, you can't walk or speak the language, you don't have a dollar in your pockets, but you got yourselves a hat, so everything's fine.
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.[to Josh] Now I’m having a good time.^ Josh] Now I’m having a good time.
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^ Josh : Nothing could kill my mood right now, but that was a good try.
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^ Josh : Doesn't seem to be doing us much good now, does it?
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.Bartlet: The Secret Service...^ Bartlet : [about Zoey's Secret Service detail] Well, here's my question: these guys look pretty young to me, and I'm looking for something very specific.
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^ Bartlet : The Secret Service ...
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^ Bartlet : And then if you could just ask the Secret Service to step in and kill me, please.
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.Zoey: The Secret Service should worry about you getting shot!^ You scare the hell out of the Secret Service, Zoey, and you scare the hell out of me, too.
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^ Zoey : The Secret Service should worry about you getting shot!
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^ Babish : You broke some laws, Abbey, and quite frankly you should be ashamed of yourself, but this investigation isn't about that.
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.Bartlet: They are worried about me getting shot - I'm worried about me getting shot - but that is nothing compared to how terrified we are of you.^ Bartlet : They are worried about me getting shot - I'm worried about me getting shot - but that is nothing compared to how terrified we are of you .
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^ Bartlet : How about you get your own copy?
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^ And how do you know about this?
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.You scare the hell out of the Secret Service, Zoey, and you scare the hell out of me, too.^ You scare the hell out of the Secret Service, Zoey, and you scare the hell out of me, too.
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^ It just scares the hell out of them.
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^ Bartlet : And then if you could just ask the Secret Service to step in and kill me, please.
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.My getting killed would be bad enough, but that is not the nightmare scenario.^ My getting killed would be bad enough, but that is not the nightmare scenario.
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^ The nightmare scenario, sweetheart, is you getting kidnapped.
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.The nightmare scenario, sweetheart, is you getting kidnapped.^ The nightmare scenario, sweetheart, is you getting kidnapped.
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^ My getting killed would be bad enough, but that is not the nightmare scenario.
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.You go out to a bar or a party in some club and you get up to go to the restroom.^ Donna: Why didn't you go home after the party?
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^ If you're not there they're going to start right out insulted.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.Somebody comes up from behind, puts their hand across your mouth and whisks you out the back door.^ The FBI says come out with your hands up, you come out with your hands up.
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^ Somebody comes up from behind, puts their hand across your mouth and whisks you out the back door.
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^ You could hold it in your hand.
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.You're so petrified you don't even notice the bodies of two Secret Service agents lying on the ground with bullet holes in their heads.^ You're so petrified you don't even notice the bodies of two Secret Service agents lying on the ground with bullet holes in their heads.
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^ Donna : And half of it you don't even get.
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^ Bartlet : And then if you could just ask the Secret Service to step in and kill me, please.
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Then you're whisked away in a car. .It's a big party with lots of noise and lots of people coming and going and it's a half hour before someone says 'hey, where's Zoey?'^ It's a big party with lots of noise and lots of people coming and going and it's a half hour before someone says 'hey, where's Zoey?'
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^ I am more grateful than I can say, you have given me an opportunity that comes to few people.
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^ Otherwise, you're like the French radical watching the crowd run by and saying, 'There go my people.
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Another fifteen minutes before the first phone call. It's another hour and a half before anyone even thinks to shut down all the airports. .Now we're off to the races!^ Now we're off to the races!
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.You're tied to a chair in a cargo shack somewhere in the middle of Uganda and I am told that I have seventy-two hours to get Israel to free four hundred and sixty terrorist prisoners.^ You're tied to a chair in a cargo shack somewhere in the middle of Uganda and I am told that I have seventy-two hours to get Israel to free four hundred and sixty terrorist prisoners.
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^ Bartlet : Toby, you’re not responsible for … Toby : An hour and twenty minutes for the ambulance to get there.
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^ Donna : A thing the size of a garbage truck is gonna be in a two-thousand-mile-an-hour free fall and no one knows where it's gonna hit!
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.So I'm on the phone, pleading with Benyamin and he's saying "I'm sorry Mr President, but Israel simply does not negotiate with terrorists, period!^ So I'm on the phone, pleading with Benyamin and he's saying "I'm sorry Mr President, but Israel simply does not negotiate with terrorists, period!
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^ Charlie : Okay, Mr. President, I say this with all possible respect, but each of these knives cut, you know, meat.
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^ Jenna Jacobs : I don't say homosexuality is an abomination, Mr. President.
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It's the only way we can survive." .So now we got a new problem, because this country no longer has a commander-in-chief but has a father who's out of his mind because his little girl is in a shack somewhere in Uganda with a gun to her head!^ Bartlet : Who's your Commander in Chief?
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^ So now we got a new problem, because this country no longer has a commander-in-chief but has a father who's out of his mind because his little girl is in a shack somewhere in Uganda with a gun to her head !
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^ Like one of those guys who buys a big new thing, but doesn't really know how to get the most out of it!
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Do you get it?!

[In response to Josh's earlier speech to Donna about why the government does not issue refund checks for each person's portion of the budget surplus.]
Josh: Donna? How much were the sandwiches?
Donna: $12.95
.Josh: I gave you a twenty.^ Donna : $12.95 Josh : I gave you a twenty.
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.Donna: Yes, as it turns out, actually, you gave me more money than I needed to buy what you asked for.^ Donna : [to Josh] You have to ask a girl out on a date.
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^ Donna : Yes, as it turns out, actually, you gave me more money than I needed to buy what you asked for.
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^ Donna: Yes, 'cause you're whisking back to Washington and you had to see her one more time before you left 'cause God knows what fate awaits you when you get there.
  • The West Wing - Season 1 Quotes 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC homepage.eircom.net [Source type: Original source]

.However, knowing you, as I do, I'm afraid I can't trust you to spend the change wisely.^ However, knowing you, as I do, I'm afraid I can't trust you to spend the change wisely.
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.I've decided to invest it for you.^ I've decided to invest it for you.
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Josh: That was nice. That was a little parable.
.Donna: I want my money back.^ Donna : I want my money back.
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^ Keyworth : I'd say, screw around if you want, but it's your money, it's about to be my money, and I sleep fine.
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The State Dinner

.Donna: I’m not wild about this whole Indonesian thing.^ Donna : I’m not wild about this whole Indonesian thing.
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^ Donna : I have an excellent sense about these things.
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Josh: What’s the problem?
Donna: I’ve been doing some reading on my own.
.Josh: I wish you wouldn’t do that.^ Josh : I wish you wouldn’t do that.
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^ Landingham suddenly walks through the main door of the Oval Office] Mrs. Landingham : I really wish you wouldn't shout, Mr. President.
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^ Josh : I wish you'd stop telling people that.
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Donna: Why?
Josh: Because you tend to cull some bizarre factoid from a less than reputable source and then you blow it all out of proportion.
Donna: I do not.
Josh: Donna...
.Donna: I just thought you might like to know that in certain parts of Indonesia, they summarily execute people they suspect of being sorcerers.^ Josh : You know what this is like?
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^ You know how they know?
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^ Beheading those they suspect of being sorcerers.
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Josh: What?
Donna: I read it.
Josh: They... summarily execute people they suspect of being sorcerers?
.Donna: They behead them.^ Donna : They behead them.
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Josh: Sorcerers.
.Donna: Gangs of roving people.^ Donna : Gangs of roving people.
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.Beheading those they suspect of being sorcerers.^ Beheading those they suspect of being sorcerers.
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^ Donna : I just thought you might like to know that in certain parts of Indonesia, they summarily execute people they suspect of being sorcerers .
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You know with... what’s that thing that Death carries?
Josh: A scythe.
.Donna: They’re doing it with a scythe.^ Donna : They're leaving the building.
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^ Donna : They’re doing it with a scythe.
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.Josh: Well, thanks for the head’s up.^ Josh : Well, thanks for the head’s up.
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^ Josh : Well, Mohammed al Mohammed el Mohammed bin Bizir doesn't make the distinction when he suits up in the morning.
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.Donna: I thought you might like to know who’s coming over for dinner.^ Josh : You know what this is like?
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^ Leo : You feel like dinner?
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^ Come on, you know that.
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.Josh: You bet.^ Josh : You bet.
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^ Josh : Bet you're thinking there's a really good explanation for that, sir.
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Harry: Mr. President?
.C.J.: No questions right now, Harry.^ C.J. : No questions right now, Harry.
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^ Mandy : No, Lloyd, it's the party they're having, right now, in the West Wing, at my expense.
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.Harry: A short one.^ Harry : A short one.
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.Bartlet: She’s not worried about the length of your question, she’s worried about the length of my response.^ After an American plane is shot down carrying Bartlets physician, Bartlets response leaves Leo worried about the Presidents response.
  • The West Wing Episode List - TVLoop 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]


.Mandy: It really bugs you that the President listens to me sometimes.^ Mandy : It really bugs you that the President listens to me sometimes.
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^ Mandy : Do you really believe that?
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^ Landingham suddenly walks through the main door of the Oval Office] Mrs. Landingham : I really wish you wouldn't shout, Mr. President.
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.Josh: Yes, but you shouldn’t take it personally.^ Leo : You can't take it personally.
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^ Josh : Yes, but you shouldn’t take it personally.
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^ Josh : How am I not supposed to call you a hypocrite when you say that the government shouldn't tell women what to do with their bodies?
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.It bugs me when the President listens to anyone who isn’t me.^ It bugs me when the President listens to anyone who isn’t me.
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^ Mandy : It really bugs you that the President listens to me sometimes.
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.Mandy: What about a negotiator?^ Mandy : What about a negotiator?
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.Military officer: Negotiate what?^ Military officer : Negotiate what?
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.Mandy: A peaceful settlement.^ Mandy : A peaceful settlement.
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.Josh: This is a stand off with federal officers.^ Josh : This is a stand off with federal officers.
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.A peaceful settlement is "put your guns down, you’re under arrest."^ A peaceful settlement is "put your guns down, you’re under arrest."
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^ You're out of your mind.
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^ Josh : You have an inadvertent habit of putting down my Judaism by implying that you have a sharper anti-Semitism meter than I do.
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.Mandy: I think it would be wise if we demonstrated that we exhausted every possible peaceful solution before we got all Ramboed up.^ Mandy : I think it would be wise if we demonstrated that we exhausted every possible peaceful solution before we got all Ramboed up.
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^ Bartlet : Toby, if we start pulling strings like this, you don’t think every homeless veteran would come out of the woodworks?
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^ Well, first of all, I think you made the second bacteria up, and second of all, how do I avoid it?
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.Josh: I don’t think it’s unreasonably macho for the White House to be aggressive in preserving democracy.^ Josh : I don’t think it’s unreasonably macho for the White House to be aggressive in preserving democracy.
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^ Josh : Five White House staffers in the room.
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^ Josh : Yeah, I don't think you tell me to chill.
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.Mandy: Let me tell you something.^ Mandy : Let me tell you something.
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^ CJ : Let me explain something to you.
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^ Let me tell you.
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.Ultimately, it is not the nuts that are the greatest threat to democracy, as history has shown us over and over and over again, the greatest threat to democracy is the unbridled power of the state over its citizens.^ Ultimately, it is not the nuts that are the greatest threat to democracy, as history has shown us over and over and over again, the greatest threat to democracy is the unbridled power of the state over its citizens.
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.Which, by the way, that power is always unleashed in the name of preservation.^ Which, by the way, that power is always unleashed in the name of preservation.
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Josh: This isn’t abstract, Mandy. .This isn’t a theoretical problem.^ This isn’t a theoretical problem.
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.The FBI says come out with your hands up, you come out with your hands up.^ The FBI says come out with your hands up, you come out with your hands up.
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^ You could hold it in your hand.
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^ You're out of your mind.
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At which point, you’re free to avail yourself of the entire justice system.
.Mandy: Do you really believe that?^ Mandy : Do you really believe that?
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^ Mandy : It really bugs you that the President listens to me sometimes.
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^ Third, I went to Hoynes with your thing and he said he wasn't the one who talked to you and I believe him and he's really pissed at me and he's right.
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.Or are you just pissed off because I got into the game?^ Or are you just pissed off because I got into the game?
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^ Leo : Just skip to the part that's going to piss me off Toby : That's going to be all of it.
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^ You can't just randomly tumble into a girl sidewise and hope she breaks up with you soon - the way you always do.
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.Bartlet: Time’s up.^ Bartlet : Time’s up.
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Little: Actually, if I may, Mr. President. .I didn’t get my full five minutes.^ I didn’t get my full five minutes.
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Bartlet: Yes, I know. .But I got tired of listening to you.^ But I got tired of listening to you.
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.Now you listen to me.^ Now you listen to me.
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.I have a Nobel Prize in Economics and I’m here to tell you that none of you know what the hell you’re talking about.^ You all know that about me.
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^ Will : You're talking to the punching bag.
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^ I just want you to talk to me about it.
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.At 12:01 am, I’m using my executive power to nationalize the trucking industry.^ At 12:01 am, I’m using my executive power to nationalize the trucking industry.
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^ Will : Using my Palm Pilot , I convinced the Bau I had the power to make the gods' writing appear at will, and more significantly, predict the next day's weather.
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Little: You can’t do that, Mr. President...
.Bartlet: Fourteen White House lawyers disagree.^ Bartlet : Fourteen White House lawyers disagree.
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^ An issue where the feministas and the White House disagree.
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.Truman did it in ‘52 with the coal mines.^ Truman did it in ‘52 with the coal mines .
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.Little: And it was struck down by the Supreme Court.^ Little : And it was struck down by the Supreme Court.
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.Bartlet: In 50 years, there’s a new bench and I’ll take my chances.^ Bartlet : In 50 years, there’s a new bench and I’ll take my chances.
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^ Charlie : I'll take my chances with the feds, sir.
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^ Sam : Oh, my guess is, he’ll take the Trans-Canada Highway to New Brunswick , then maybe catch the 1 and take the scenic route along the coast of Maine.
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.As for Labor, I am calling Congress into Emergency Session to grant me the authority to draft the truckers into military service.^ As for Labor, I am calling Congress into Emergency Session to grant me the authority to draft the truckers into military service.
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.[Russo and the Truckers Union delegates look dumbfounded] You’re going to love our food.^ Josh : You're going?
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^ Leo : You're going out?
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^ You're going to require care.
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.Nice talking to you folks.^ Nice talking to you folks.
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If this isn’t settled in 47 minutes, don’t worry. .We know where to find you.^ We know where to find you.
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^ Larry : I don't really wanna know what he's going to find in his filing cabinet, do you?
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Enemies

.Bartlet: We should organize a staff field-trip to Shenandoah.^ Bartlet : We should organize a staff field-trip to Shenandoah .
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.I could even act as the guide.^ I could even act as the guide.
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What do you think?
.Josh: [Under his breath] Good a place as any to dump your body.^ Josh : [Under his breath] Good a place as any to dump your body.
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Bartlet: What was that?
Josh: ... .Did I say that out loud?^ Did I say that out loud?
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.Bartlet: See, and I was gonna let you go home.^ C.J. : Are you gonna let me drive myself home?
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^ Bartlet : No, see, I was testing you!
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^ Bartlet : See, and I was gonna let you go home.
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.Josh: [Sinking feeling] ...^ Josh : [Sinking feeling] ...
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But instead?
Bartlet: We're gonna talk about Yosemite.

.Toby: All right...^ Toby : All right...
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It couldn't have gone far, right?
Sam: No.
.Toby: Somewhere in this building...^ Toby : Somewhere in this building...
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is our talent.
Sam: Yes.

.Bartlet: I find these [Cabinet] meetings to be a fairly mind-numbing experience, but Leo assures me they are Constitutionally required.^ Bartlet : I find these [Cabinet] meetings to be a fairly mind-numbing experience, but Leo assures me they are Constitutionally required.
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^ Bartlet : If they show me a picture of her alive and tell me to aim cruise missiles at Tel Aviv, they're counting on the fact that a father-- Leo : But you wouldn't.
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^ With the New Hampshire primary looming and Vinick looking like a formidable opponent, Josh and Leo try to find a Democratic presidential candidate they can believe in.
  • The West Wing Episode List - TVLoop 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]


.C.J.: [to Danny] First of all, you're wrong.^ Sam : I think you're wrong.
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^ Look, if you think we're wrong...
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^ Lloyd Russell : I'm sure you're wrong.
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Second of all, shut up. .Third, I went to Hoynes with your thing and he said he wasn't the one who talked to you and I believe him and he's really pissed at me and he's right.^ Amidst the usual West Wing mêlée, Leo finds himself hearing things about the man who saved his life in Vietnam, that he doesnt believe.
  • The West Wing Episode List - TVLoop 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

.And fourth...shut up again!^ And fourth...shut up again!
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.Sam: You're asking me out on a date.^ Sam : I think you're wrong.
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^ Sam : You're not over it yet, are you?
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^ Leo : You're going out?
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Mallory: No, I'm asking you to accompany me to see an internationally renowned opera company perform a work indigenous to its culture.
.Sam: Right, and in what way will it distinguish itself from a date?^ Sam : Right, and in what way will it distinguish itself from a date?
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.Mallory: There will be, under no circumstances, any sex for you at the end of the evening.^ Mallory : There will be, under no circumstances, any sex for you at the end of the evening.
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^ Andy : I said under no circumstances to marrying you again.
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^ C.J. : There's no way you're letting me walk out the door, so what is it we're doing?
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Sam: Right.
.Mallory: So what do you say?^ Mallory : So what do you say?
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Sam: Well, like most people I'm an absolute nut for Chinese opera. The Chinese being known the world over for their soaring and romantic melodies, and what with your guarantee that there won’t be sex, I don’t see how I could say no.

The Short List

.Sam: In 1787, there was a sizable block of delegates who were initially opposed to the Bill of Rights.^ Sam : In 1787, there was a sizable block of delegates who were initially opposed to the Bill of Rights.
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^ Sam : So on a call-girl's phone bill, there's gonna be a call to Air Force One?
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.This is what a member of the Georgia delegation had to say by way of opposition; 'If we list a set of rights, some fools in the future are going to claim that people are entitled only to those rights enumerated and no others.'^ This is what a member of the Georgia delegation had to say by way of opposition; 'If we list a set of rights, some fools in the future are going to claim that people are entitled only to those rights enumerated and no others.'
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^ The only people that got hurt was some fancy boys who didn't have anything to wash down their crumpets with.
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^ Otherwise, you're like the French radical watching the crowd run by and saying, 'There go my people.
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So the Framers knew...
Harrison: Were you just calling me a fool, Mr. Seaborn?
Sam: I wasn't calling you a fool, sir. .The brand new state of Georgia was.^ The brand new state of Georgia was.
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.Sam: It's not just about abortion, it's about the next 20 years.^ Sam : It's not just about abortion, it's about the next 20 years.
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^ Sam : [about why we should go to Mars] 'Cause it's next.
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^ Charlie : I was just thinking about the plurality of Americans who made the decision to pull a lever that had your name next to it.
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.Twenties and Thirties it was the role of government, Fifties and Sixties it was civil rights.^ Twenties and Thirties it was the role of government, Fifties and Sixties it was civil rights.
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.The next two decades it's gonna be privacy.^ The next two decades it's gonna be privacy.
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.I'm talking about the Internet.^ I'm talking about the Internet.
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.I'm talking about cell phones.^ I'm talking about cell phones.
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.I'm talking about health records and who's gay and who's not.^ I'm talking about health records and who's gay and who's not.
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^ Operator : Yes, sir, I was talking about the stuffing which you want to cook to 165 to avoid health risks.
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^ Bartlet : Just for the record, this is why we don't talk about foreign policy, which we do, but you don't think we do enough.
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.And moreover, in a country born on the will to be free, what could be more fundamental than this?^ And moreover, in a country born on the will to be free, what could be more fundamental than this?
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.Bartlet: Did you have a drink yesterday?^ Bartlet : Do you plan to have a drink today?
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^ Bartlet : Did you have a drink yesterday?
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^ Unless you wanted him meditating his way through intelligence briefings and sleeping in a flotation device--- there's nothing you did--- Bartlet : I fired him.
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.Leo: No, sir.^ Toby : No, sir, but Leo is one person and there are 290 million more and they come first.
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^ Leo : No, sir.
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^ Leo : No sir, we can't.
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.Bartlet: Do you plan to have a drink today?^ Bartlet : Do you plan to have a drink today?
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^ Bartlet : Did you have a drink yesterday?
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bartlet : Whether you choose to do this today or ten years from today, you will face the same geography, the same neighbors, the same ancient animosities.
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.Leo: No, sir.^ Toby : No, sir, but Leo is one person and there are 290 million more and they come first.
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^ Leo : No, sir.
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^ Leo : No sir, we can't.
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.Bartlet: That's all you ever have to say to me.^ Bartlet : That's all you ever have to say to me.
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^ Bartlet : Say what you'd say to any other patient.
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^ Bartlet : Why didn't you say so?
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.Bartlet: Would it surprise you to know that for the last few months you have been on a short list of candidates for the Bench?^ Bartlet : Would it surprise you to know that for the last few months you have been on a short list of candidates for the Bench ?
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^ Bartlet : No, and you know why?
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^ Abbey : I know you would have.
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.Mendoza: Yes, it would.^ Mendoza : Yes, it would.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Bartlet: Well then this is gonna knock your socks off. .Tomorrow evening at 5 o’clock, I am naming you as my nominee to be the next associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.^ A Supreme Court Justice dies, forcing the administrations hand on picking a desirable replacement who can be confirmed by a hostile Congress.
  • The West Wing Episode List - TVLoop 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

.You were not the first choice, but you are the last one, and the right one.^ You were not the first choice, but you are the last one, and the right one.
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^ I would like to say to the one point six of you who are stoned right now that it’s time to share.
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^ One last thing: while you may be mistaking this for your monthly meeting of the Ignorant Tight-Ass Club, in this building, when the President stands, nobody sits.
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.Will you accept the nomination?^ Will you accept the nomination?
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Mendoza: With honor.

.Leo: One in three?^ Leo : One in three?
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^ C.J. : Yes Leo : He said one in three White House staffers are on drugs?
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C.J.: Yes
Leo: He said one in three White House staffers are on drugs?
C.J.: Yes
.Leo: Where does he get these stats?^ C.J. : Yes Leo : Where does he get these stats?
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C.J.: Leo-
Leo: I mean where does he pull them from?
.C.J.: Out of the clear blue sky, but that doesn’t matter!^ C.J. : Out of the clear blue sky, but that doesn’t matter!
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.Leo: [to Margaret] Is someone bringing me a tape on this?^ Leo : [to Margaret] Is someone bringing me a tape on this?
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Mandy: This isn’t happening to me.
Leo: Nothing’s happened, stay cool.
Sam: Is it possible for Peter Lillianfield to be a bigger jackass? .You think if he tried hard there’s room for him to be a slightly bigger horse's ass than he’s being right now?^ You think if he tried hard there’s room for him to be a slightly bigger horse's ass than he’s being right now?
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^ Abbey : Are you trying to turn me on now?
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^ You are bigger in the party than I am.
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.C.J.: At some point you hit your head on the ceiling don’t you?^ C.J. : At some point you hit your head on the ceiling don’t you?
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^ How in the hell are you gonna hold that kind of power in your hand?” Josh : You don’t know he’s not that man.
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^ CJ : [to Toby] You don't need a pardon, You need a frying pan to the side of your head.
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.Sam: I think there’s unexplored potential.^ Sam : I think there’s unexplored potential.
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Josh: ‘Sup
Mandy: Josh!
Josh: Five White House staffers in the room. .I would like to say to the one point six of you who are stoned right now that it’s time to share.^ I would like to say to the one point six of you who are stoned right now that it’s time to share.
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^ Would you like a cookie?
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^ Bartlet : Toby, if we start pulling strings like this, you don’t think every homeless veteran would come out of the woodworks?
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In Excelsis Deo

Bartlet: Apparently, I’ve arranged for an honor guard for somebody.
.Toby: Yes, sir.^ Toby : Yes, sir.
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I’m sorry.
Bartlet: No no. .Just tell me, is there anything else I’ve arranged for?^ Just tell me, is there anything else I’ve arranged for?
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^ Bartlet : Leo said just now that there was going to be an NEC briefing on scoring and tell her what I said.
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.We’re still in NATO right?^ We’re still in NATO right?
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.Toby: Yes, sir.^ Toby : Yes, sir.
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Bartlet: What’s going on?
.Toby: A homeless man died last night; a Korean War veteran, who was wearing a coat that I gave to the Goodwill.^ Toby : A homeless man died last night; a Korean War veteran, who was wearing a coat that I gave to the Goodwill .
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^ Bartlet : Toby, if we start pulling strings like this, you don’t think every homeless veteran would come out of the woodworks?
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^ This ground holds the graves of people who died for it, who gave what Lincoln called the last full measure of devotion, of fidelity.
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It had my card in it.
Bartlet: Toby, you’re not responsible for …
Toby: An hour and twenty minutes for the ambulance to get there. .A Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps, Second of the Seventh.^ A Lance Corporal , United States Marine Corps, Second of the Seventh.
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The guy got better treatment at Panmunjom.
.Bartlet: Toby, if we start pulling strings like this, you don’t think every homeless veteran would come out of the woodworks?^ When a homeless veteran dies on the National Mall and his body remains uncollected for hours, Toby becomes fixated on getting him a proper burial.
  • The West Wing Episode List - TVLoop 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

.Toby: I can only hope, sir.^ Toby : I can only hope, sir.
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.Josh: You know what, Laurie, this man is our friend, and he has left himself open to the kind of attack that men in my business do not recover from.^ Josh : You know what this is like?
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^ Toby : You know what, old man?
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^ Josh : You know what, Laurie, this man is our friend, and he has left himself open to the kind of attack that men in my business do not recover from.
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.Now, if our tactics seem less than civilized, it's because so are our attackers.^ Now, if our tactics seem less than civilized, it's because so are our attackers.
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^ Josh : Because you tend to cull some bizarre factoid from a less than reputable source and then you blow it all out of proportion.
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.We don't need your help Laurie, one of your guys writes you a check, and the IRS works for me.^ Sam : I don't need your help.
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^ You don't think I want to write a book one day?
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^ Will : You are one of those guys.
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.And anyway, I don't feel like standing here, taking a civics lesson from a hooker.^ And anyway, I don't feel like standing here, taking a civics lesson from a hooker.
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^ Bartlet : Sometimes it's like I don't even need to be here.
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.Leo: [Signing Christmas cards] Who the hell is this guy and why would I care if he has a merry Christmas?^ Leo : [Signing Christmas cards] Who the hell is this guy and why would I care if he has a merry Christmas?
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^ Charlie : You send a Christmas card to everyone who writes a letter to the White House.
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.Margaret: Just sign the damn thing.^ Margaret : Just sign the damn thing.
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.Josh: Here's one.^ Josh : Here's one.
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Mandy: One what?
Josh: A book which if I was stuck with it on a desert island I still wouldn't read it. "The Adventures of James C. Adams, Mountaineer and Grizzly Bear Hunter of California." I believe I would eat this book before I read it.

Josh: An hour with you in a rare book store. .Couldn't you just drop me off the top of the Washington Monument instead?^ Couldn't you just drop me off the top of the Washington Monument instead?
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^ Just fly in at night, and while you're at it, could you order the USS Louisiana to fire off a D-5 Trident just to see if it works?
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^ Or are you just pissed off because I got into the game?
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Bartlet: It's Christmas, Josh! .No reason we can't do both.^ No reason we can't do both.
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Lord John Marbury

Charlie: Mr. President?
.Bartlet: I'll take the Indian ambassador in the Oval Office.^ With Bartlet back in the Oval Office, and back in his wifes bad books, the hunt for a Vice President begins.
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.Charlie: Yes, sir.^ Charlie : Yes sir.
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^ Charlie : Yes, I know sir.
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^ Charlie : Yes, sir.
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.Bartlet: And then if you could just ask the Secret Service to step in and kill me, please.^ Bartlet : I could tell you were thinking it.
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^ Bartlet : And then if you could just ask the Secret Service to step in and kill me, please.
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^ Bartlet : Funny you should ask.
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.Charlie: Yes, sir.^ Charlie : Yes sir.
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^ Charlie : Yes, I know sir.
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^ Charlie : Yes, sir.
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.Josh: It's what I do now; I'm a professional hostile witness.^ Josh : It's what I do now; I'm a professional hostile witness.
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Mrs. Landingham: How are you, Josh?
.Josh: I've been subpoenaed.^ Josh : I've been subpoenaed .
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Mrs. Landingham: Oh, I'm sorry, dear. .Would you like a cookie?^ Would you like a cookie?
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^ Bartlet : Toby, if we start pulling strings like this, you don’t think every homeless veteran would come out of the woodworks?
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^ Likely as not you would have made things worse.
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.Leo: [on Marbury] You're gonna let him loose in the White House, where there's liquor and women?^ Leo : Then suddenly, you're running again.
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^ Everyone who works in the White House is gonna resent you.
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^ Leo : You're going out?
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.Bartlet: We can hide the women.^ Bartlet : We can hide the women.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

But the man deserves a drink

.Bartlet: Thank you for coming.^ Bartlet : Thank you, Mrs. Landingham.
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^ Bartlet : Thank you for coming.
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^ Bartlet : Thank you.
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.How was your flight?^ How was your flight?
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Marbury: Intoxicating.
Leo: So I see.
.Marbury: [to Leo] Allow me to present myself, Lord John Marbury, I was summoned by your President.^ Lord John Marbury : My god.
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^ Lord John Marbury : Your breasts are magnificent.
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^ Lord John Marbury : Oh, yes!
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Leo: Yes. .We've met, ten or twelve times.^ We've met, ten or twelve times.
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I'm Leo McGarry.
.Marbury: I thought you were the butler.^ Marbury : I thought you were the butler.
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.Leo: No, I'm the White House Chief of Staff.^ When a bio-hazard alarm goes off in the White House, the staff are locked down where they are - forcing them to have conversations they would have otherwise avoided.
  • The West Wing Episode List - TVLoop 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

^ Leo returns to the White House to help bolster the administration, which is suffering from the loss of Josh, Donna, Will, and the Vice President to the next election campaign.
  • The West Wing Episode List - TVLoop 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

^ Leo : [on Marbury] You're gonna let him loose in the White House, where there's liquor and women?
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.Marbury: Nonetheless, would you have something with which to light my cigarette?^ Marbury : Nonetheless, would you have something with which to light my cigarette?
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^ Will : There's a Festival of Lights and Bonfires in this region that accompanies something called the Wildflower, you know, Renaissance, with lilac and ochre.
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^ Now would you please, in the name of compassion, tell me which one of those kids is my boss's daughter?
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.Leo: No, I'm afraid we don't allow smoking in this part of the world.^ Leo : No, I'm afraid we don't allow smoking in this part of the world.
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^ The Chinese being known the world over for their soaring and romantic melodies, and what with your guarantee that there won’t be sex, I don’t see how I could say no.
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Marbury: Really? In this part we encourage it!

He Shall, from Time to Time...

.Bartlet: I was watching a television program before, with a kind of roving moderator who spoke to a seated panel of young women who were having some sort of problem with their boyfriends - apparently, because the boyfriends had all slept with the girlfriends' mothers.^ Bartlet : I was watching a television program before, with a kind of roving moderator who spoke to a seated panel of young women who were having some sort of problem with their boyfriends - apparently, because the boyfriends had all slept with the girlfriends' mothers.
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^ Will : Because I'm the only one in this conversation who didn't get a Dear John email from his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend.
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^ Josh : Because you tend to cull some bizarre factoid from a less than reputable source and then you blow it all out of proportion.
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.And they brought the boyfriends out, and they fought, right there on television.^ And they brought the boyfriends out, and they fought, right there on television.
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^ They're gonna try to give you a whole stack, and right there's where you become a man.
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.Toby, tell me: these people don't vote, do they?^ Toby, tell me: these people don't vote, do they?
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^ Toby : They don't have the votes to override.
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^ Toby : These people are amateurs.
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Bartlet: We meant 'stronger' here, right?
Sam: What does it say?
.Bartlet: I'm proud to report our country's stranger than it was a year ago?^ Bartlet : I'm proud to report our country's stranger than it was a year ago?
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^ Vic : That's when I decided to marry her: a year ago, on our third date.
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^ Josh : We commissioned a report about a year ago on Sex Education in public schools, and, well, this is it.
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Sam: That's a typo.
Bartlet: Could go either way.

.Donna: So if the Capitol building blows up, the man my country will be looking to is the Secretary of Agriculture?^ Donna : So if the Capitol building blows up, the man my country will be looking to is the Secretary of Agriculture ?
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^ And because in our time, you can build a bomb in your country and bring it to my country, what goes on in your country is very much my business.
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^ Josh : Look- Donna : Sell my farm girl ass for a carton of Luckys.
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Josh: It's my country too.
Donna: Yeah, but you'll be dead.
.Josh: Which is why I really don't care that much.^ Josh : Which is why I really don't care that much.
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^ Donna : Josh-- Josh :: [Cutting Donna off] Donna, I really don't anticipate the Capitol building exploding.
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^ Bartlet : [on phone] Listen, I don't care that much about your ass but if you need to perjure yourself to protect me you're going to damn well do it.
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Donna: Josh--
Josh::[Cutting Donna off] Donna, I really don't anticipate the Capitol building exploding.
.Donna: What percentage of things exploding have been anticipated?^ Donna : What percentage of things exploding have been anticipated?
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^ Donna : Josh-- Josh :: [Cutting Donna off] Donna, I really don't anticipate the Capitol building exploding.
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Josh: Now you're bringing me down.
.Donna: I would think so.^ Donna : I would think so.
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.Bartlet: [re: soap opera] I don't understand.^ Bartlet : Well, if it's what we do, if it's what we've always done, don't they know we're going to do it?
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^ Bartlet : [on phone] Listen, I don't care that much about your ass but if you need to perjure yourself to protect me you're going to damn well do it.
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^ Bartlet : [re: soap opera] I don't understand.
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.Don't any of these characters have jobs?^ Don't any of these characters have jobs?
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Charlie: I don't know, Mr. President. .I think one of them is a surgeon.^ I think one of them is a surgeon.
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.Bartlet: They seem to have a lot of free time in the middle of the day.^ Bartlet : They seem to have a lot of free time in the middle of the day.
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.Bartlet: What's on your mind?^ Bartlet : What's on your mind?
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Toby: The era of big government is over
Bartlet: You want to cut the line
.Toby: I want to change the sentiment.^ Toby : The era of big government is over Bartlet : You want to cut the line Toby : I want to change the sentiment.
  • The West Wing - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 17:39 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

[pause] We're running away from ourselves and I know we can score points that way, I was a principle architect of that campaign strategy right along with you, Josh. .But we're here now, tomorrow night we do an immense thing; we have to say what we feel, that government, no matter what it's failures in the past and in times to come for that matter, government can be a place where people come together and where no one gets left behind.^ Because government should be a place where people come together and no one gets left behind.
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^ Sam : But I'm saying we don't have time to do things one thing at a time.
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^ Now we're both down here!"
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No one... gets left behind. An instrument of good.

Take Out the Trash Day

.Josh: We've got a bit of a sticky wicket.^ Josh : We've got a bit of a sticky wicket.
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.C.J.: Please don't tell me I'm staying here and working late tonight.^ C.J. : Please don't tell me I'm staying here and working late tonight.
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^ CJ : I don't know sir, when I came in here - back in the late 50's - there was a purpose to it but then one thing led to another and I blacked out.
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Josh: I need you to read a report.
.C.J.: I'm a woman in her prime, Josh, I'm a prime woman.^ C.J. : I'm a woman in her prime, Josh, I'm a prime woman.
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.Josh: There's no doubt about it, but I need you to read this anyway.^ Josh : Actually, you have no sense about these things.
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^ Josh : I need you to read a report.
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^ He's going to need you down there.
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C.J.: What is it?
Josh: We want Congress to sign off on funds for a hundred thousand new teachers. .They say, fine, but you gotta stipulate that in Sex Ed classes....^ They say, fine, but you gotta stipulate that in Sex Ed classes....
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^ Keyworth : I'd say, screw around if you want, but it's your money, it's about to be my money, and I sleep fine.
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^ Bartlet : Charlie, when they close the book on me and you, it will say that at this moment you were not there for me.
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C.J.: Abstinence only?
Josh: Yes.
.C.J.: I would have no trouble passing such a class.^ C.J. : I would have no trouble passing such a class.
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.Josh: We commissioned a report about a year ago on Sex Education in public schools, and, well, this is it.^ Josh : We commissioned a report about a year ago on Sex Education in public schools, and, well, this is it.
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^ Josh : Well, you're about to propose the most massive shift in foreign policy since the Marshall Plan and it's going to be wildly unpopular.
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^ Bartlet : I'm proud to report our country's stranger than it was a year ago?
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C.J.: What's it say?
Josh: It's not good.
C.J.: How's it not good?
Josh: It says basically that teaching abstinence only doesn't work—that people are going to be prone to have sex whether they're cautioned against it or not.
.C.J.: Well, what are they recommending?^ C.J. : Well, what are they recommending?
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Josh: Something called "abstinence plus".
C.J.: Abstinence plus?
Josh: Yes.
C.J.: What's that mean?
Josh: Well, Sam's renamed it 'everything but'.
C.J.: Everything but?
Josh: Yes.
C.J.: Ah.
Josh: Yes.
C.J.: They want teachers to teach...
Josh: Yes.
C.J.: And so the sticky wicket joke was..?
.Josh: A regrettable pun.^ Josh : A regrettable pun.
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Should I order you some food?
.C.J.: Y'know, I can't remember the last time I got home before midnight.^ C.J. : Y'know, I can't remember the last time I got home before midnight.
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.Josh: By the way, pages 27 to 33? A couple of things every girl should know.^ A couple of things every girl should know.
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^ Josh : By the way, pages 27 to 33?
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^ We're running away from ourselves and I know we can score points that way, I was a principle architect of that campaign strategy right along with you, Josh.
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C.J.: Get me a salad.

Sam: We never have our chats anymore, Toby.
Toby: What chats?
.Sam: Our late night chats.^ Sam : Our late night chats.
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^ Sam : We never have our chats anymore, Toby.
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Toby: Did we ever do that?
Sam: No.

.Bartlet: Is Simon Blye coming in to meet with you today?^ Bartlet : Thank you for coming.
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^ Bartlet : Do you plan to have a drink today?
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^ Bartlet : Is Simon Blye coming in to meet with you today?
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.Leo: How did you know that?^ Leo : How did you know that?
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^ Landingham : How did you know?
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^ You know how they know?
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.Bartlet: I broke into your secret schedule compartment and took infrared photos with my compact camera.^ Bartlet : I broke into your secret schedule compartment and took infrared photos with my compact camera.
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^ So how about this: I will never say anything about my opponents or anything about anything without saying it myself, right into the camera.
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^ Sam : You have a crash button which will bring the Secret Service in instantly and turn your office into a live microphone which will be broadcast all over the building.
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.Toby: We're gonna see to all those things.^ Toby : We're gonna see to all those things.
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^ 'Cause we're all gonna die.
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^ Toby : We're really not gonna do anything about this?
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.In the meantime, at a time when the public is rightly concerned about the impact of sex and violence on TV this administration is gonna protect the Muppets, we're gonna protect Wall Street Week, we're gonna protect Live From Lincoln Center and by God, we are going to protect Julia Child.^ In the meantime, at a time when the public is rightly concerned about the impact of sex and violence on TV this administration is gonna protect the Muppets , we're gonna protect Wall Street Week , we're gonna protect Live From Lincoln Center and by God, we are going to protect Julia Child .
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^ C.J. : And, I've come to the realization that if I'm gonna be talking about it all week, it's probably best that I understand what I'm saying.
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^ Toby : We're really not gonna do anything about this?
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Bartlet: Mrs. Landingham.
Mrs. Landingham: Yes sir?
.Bartlet: You're not going to believe this but I think I'd actually like a banana.^ Bartlet : I could tell you were thinking it.
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^ You're never going to be Leo McGarry to Jed Bartlet.
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^ Josh : You're going?
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Mrs. Landingham: I'm afraid not sir, no.
Bartlet: Why not?
Mrs. Landingham: You were offered one earlier, sir, and you were snippy.
.Bartlet: I wasn't snippy!^ Bartlet : I wasn't snippy!
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Mrs. Landingham: I'm afraid you were, Mr. President. [looks toward the oval office] C.J.'s waiting, sir.
Bartlet: Thank you, Mrs. Landingham. .[To CJ as he enters the Oval Office] She withholds food from me.^ [To CJ as he enters the Oval Office] She withholds food from me.
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Take this Sabbath Day

Mandy: Who was the last President to commute a sentence?
Josh: Lincoln.
Mandy: Abraham?
.Josh: No, Bert Lincoln.^ Josh : No, Bert Lincoln.
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.Josh: I can hold my liquor.^ Josh : I can hold my liquor.
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Donna: No, you can't.
.Josh: I can drink with the best of 'em, Donna.^ Josh : I drink from the keg of glory, Donna.
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^ Josh : I can drink with the best of 'em, Donna.
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^ Donna : You can't drink with any of 'em, Josh.
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.Donna: You can't drink with any of 'em, Josh.^ Josh : [to Donna] Hey, what happened to you?
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^ Donna : $12.95 Josh : I gave you a twenty.
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^ Josh : I drink from the keg of glory, Donna.
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Josh: I'm a politician, okay? I can drink.
Donna: You have a very sensitive system.
Josh: I wish you'd stop telling people that. It makes me sound like an idiot.
.Donna: You're gonna have two drinks and spend the rest of the weekend sleeping it off.^ Donna : You're a downer, you know that?
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^ Donna : You're gonna have two drinks and spend the rest of the weekend sleeping it off.
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^ Bartlet : Abbey, you have two minutes, or I swear to God I'm gonna get Mrs. Landingham drunk.
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Toby: The Torah doesn't prohibit capital punishment.
.Rabbi Glassman: No.^ Rabbi Glassman : No.
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^ Rabbi Glassman : Say what you will about the Catholic Church, but their position on life is unimpeachable: no abortion, no death penalty.
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Toby: It says, 'An eye for an eye'.
.Rabbi Glassman: You know what it also says?^ Rabbi Glassman : You know what it also says?
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^ C.J : You know, if I was living in Qumar, I wouldn't be allowed to say 'Shove it up your ass, Toby,' but since I'm not: Shove it up your ass, Toby!
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^ Charlie : Okay, Mr. President, I say this with all possible respect, but each of these knives cut, you know, meat.
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.It says a rebellious child can be brought to the city gates and stoned to death.^ It says a rebellious child can be brought to the city gates and stoned to death.
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.It says homosexuality is an abomination and punishable by death.^ It says homosexuality is an abomination and punishable by death.
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^ Jenna Jacobs : I don't say homosexuality is an abomination, Mr. President.
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.It says men can be polygamous and slavery is acceptable.^ It says men can be polygamous and slavery is acceptable.
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.For all I know, that thinking reflected the best wisdom of its time, but it's just plain wrong by any modern standard.^ For all I know, that thinking reflected the best wisdom of its time, but it's just plain wrong by any modern standard.
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^ You know, if we just took the money the campaign spent on personality contests and partisan side shows, we could solve this country's problems and shut down talk radio, all at the same time.
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^ I just kept you in the office all the time.
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.Society has a right to protect itself, but it doesn't have a right to be vengeful.^ Society has a right to protect itself, but it doesn't have a right to be vengeful.
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It has a right to punish, but it doesn't have a right to kill.

.Rabbi Glassman: Say what you will about the Catholic Church, but their position on life is unimpeachable: no abortion, no death penalty.^ You've been saying no.
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^ Rabbi Glassman : You know what it also says?
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^ Rabbi Glassman : Say what you will about the Catholic Church, but their position on life is unimpeachable: no abortion, no death penalty.
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.Toby: I spent yesterday...^ Toby : I spent yesterday...
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.Rabbi Glassman: You spent yesterday hoping the President wouldn't call the Pope.^ Rabbi Glassman : You know what it also says?
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^ Rabbi Glassman : You spent yesterday hoping the President wouldn't call the Pope.
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^ Landingham suddenly walks through the main door of the Oval Office] Mrs. Landingham : I really wish you wouldn't shout, Mr. President.
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.Toby: You're damn right I did.^ Bartlet : You’re right.
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^ Toby : You're damn right I did.
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^ Toby : You did it for the widow.
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.Rabbi Glassman: If he had done it, after doing so, the fear of every non-Catholic who voted for him would be realized.^ Rabbi Glassman : If he had done it, after doing so, the fear of every non-Catholic who voted for him would be realized.
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^ Third, I went to Hoynes with your thing and he said he wasn't the one who talked to you and I believe him and he's really pissed at me and he's right.
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^ Rabbi Glassman : Say what you will about the Catholic Church, but their position on life is unimpeachable: no abortion, no death penalty.
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Toby: Congratulations Rabbi Glassman, you may now join the White House communications staff!

.Bartlet: I know it's hard to believe, but I prayed for wisdom.^ Bartlet : I know it's hard to believe, but I prayed for wisdom.
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^ Debbie : Mrs. Bartlet, I can't tell you how hard I prayed for you.
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^ Bartlet : It's almost hard to believe that you're not on the National Security Council .
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.Father Cavanaugh: And none came?^ Father Cavanaugh : And none came?
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Bartlet: It never has. .And I'm a little pissed off about that.^ And I'm a little pissed off about that.
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.Father Cavanaugh:You know, you remind me of the man that lived by the river.^ Toby : You know what, old man?
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^ Father Cavanaugh :You know, you remind me of the man that lived by the river.
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^ How in the hell are you gonna hold that kind of power in your hand?” Josh : You don’t know he’s not that man.
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.He heard a radio report that the river was going to rush up and flood the town.^ He heard a radio report that the river was going to rush up and flood the town.
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And that all the residents should evacuate their homes. .But the man said, “I’m religious.^ But the man said, “I’m religious.
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^ Lord,” he said, “I’m a religious man, I pray.
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I pray. God loves me. God will save me.”
The waters rose up. A guy in a row boat came along and he shouted, “Hey, hey you! You in there. The town is flooding. Let me take you to safety.” But the man shouted back, “I’m religious. I pray. God loves me. God will save me.”
A helicopter was hovering overhead. And a guy with a megaphone shouted, “Hey you, you down there. The town is flooding. Let me drop this ladder and I’ll take you to safety.” But the man shouted back that he was religious, that he prayed, that God loved him and that God will take him to safety.
Well... the man drowned. And standing at the gates of St. Peter, he demanded an audience with God. “Lord,” he said, “I’m a religious man, I pray. I thought you loved me. Why did this happen?” God said, “I sent you a radio report, a helicopter, and a guy in a rowboat. What the hell are you doing here?” [pause] He sent you a priest, a rabbi, and a Quaker, Mr. President. Not to mention his son, Jesus Christ. .What do you want from him?^ What do you want from him?
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^ Unless you wanted him meditating his way through intelligence briefings and sleeping in a flotation device--- there's nothing you did--- Bartlet : I fired him.
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^ You get in now, you can make him the candidate you want him to be.
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Celestial Navigation

.C.J.: [knocks on Josh's door] Josh...^ C.J. : [knocks on Josh's door] Josh...
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.Josh: [looks up] What the hell happened?^ Josh : [looks up] What the hell happened?
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^ But if Zoey Bartlet turns up dead, I'm going to blow the hell out of something, and God only knows what happens next.
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C.J.: I had woot canal.
.Josh: What happened to your cheeks?^ Josh : What happened to your cheeks?
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C.J.: I had woot canal!
.Josh: Why are you talking like that?^ Josh : You know what this is like?
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^ Josh : Why'd you get him started?
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^ [Flashback] Young Bartlet : Why do you talk to me like this?
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C.J.: I had woot canal!
.Josh: Yeah, I heard you the first time, I was just amusing myself.^ Josh : Yeah, I heard you the first time, I was just amusing myself.
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^ Josh : You used to love it when I couldn't dress myself without you.
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^ Josh : Um, sorry to bug you at home, but there wasn't time to wait for you to get back to Washington.
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.C.J.: I can suggesht some ovva fings you can do wif yourshelf!^ C.J. : I can suggesht some ovva fings you can do wif yourshelf!
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.Josh: Are you in pain?^ Josh : Are you in pain?
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^ Josh : This, right here, this is the reason why you have a reputation as a pain in the ass.
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C.J.: I HAD WOOT CANAL!
.Josh: You're gonna need to stop saying that, 'cause you just look and sound so ridiculous.^ CJ : Say you're from Minnesota.
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^ Josh : You're overreacting.
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^ Josh : You're going?
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.Josh: You're going to be reading a bit today about your secret plan to fight inflation.^ Josh : You're overreacting.
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^ Josh : You're going?
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^ Josh : You're not making it easy.
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Bartlet: I have a secret plan to fight inflation?
Josh: No.
.Bartlet: Why am I going to be reading that I do?^ Bartlet : Why am I going to be reading that I do?
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.Josh: It was suggested in the press room that you do.^ Josh : It was suggested in the press room that you do.
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^ C.J. : I want you to get together with one of your friends in the press room from a conservative paper.
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^ Security's gonna take your press credentials, you'll call my office everyday, and I'll decide if you get into the room.
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Bartlet: By who?
Josh: By me.
.Bartlet: You told the press I have a secret plan to fight inflation?^ Bartlet : Do you plan to have a drink today?
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^ Bartlet : I have a secret plan to fight inflation?
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^ Bartlet : You told the press I have a secret plan to fight inflation?
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Josh: No, I did not. .Let me be absolutely clear, I did not do that.^ Let me be absolutely clear, I did not do that.
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.Except, yes, I did that.^ Except, yes, I did that.
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.Josh: I denied it for half an hour, they wouldn't take no for an answer!^ Josh : I denied it for half an hour, they wouldn't take no for an answer!
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.Bartlet: You were clear?^ Bartlet : You were clear?
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.Josh: I was crystal clear!^ Josh : I was crystal clear!
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.They said, "Do you think that, if the President has a plan to fight inflation, it's right that he keep it a secret?"^ The President will be right with you.
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^ Bartlet : I have a secret plan to fight inflation?
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^ Bartlet : You told the press I have a secret plan to fight inflation?
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I said, of course not!
.Bartlet: Are you telling me that not only did you invent a secret plan to fight inflation, but now you don't support it?^ Bartlet : I could tell you were thinking it.
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^ I'll tell you what they did.
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^ Bartlet : Do you plan to have a drink today?
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[Charlie has just entered the President's bedroom.]
.Bartlet: Charlie, do you realize you are committing a federal offense right now?^ Bartlet : But you prefer Charlie, right?
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^ Bartlet : You’re right.
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^ Bartlet : Thank you, Charlie.
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.Charlie: I'll take my chances with the feds, sir.^ Charlie : I'll take my chances with the feds, sir.
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^ Sam : Oh, my guess is, he’ll take the Trans-Canada Highway to New Brunswick , then maybe catch the 1 and take the scenic route along the coast of Maine.
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^ Security's gonna take your press credentials, you'll call my office everyday, and I'll decide if you get into the room.
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.Bartlet: How you know the First Lady wasn't going to be naked when you came in here?^ Bartlet : I know, but I didn't want to- Mrs. Landingham : You didn't want to, or you didn't know how?
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^ Bartlet : We came here to put the job first.
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^ Leo : How did you know that?
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.Come to think of it, where the hell is my wife?^ Come to think of it, where the hell is my wife?
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Charlie: Argentina, sir.
.Bartlet: Oh yeah.^ Bartlet : Oh yeah.
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^ Bartlet : Oh, yeah, I forgot.
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[Bartlet rises groggily]
Bartlet: Have you slept yet?
.Charlie: No, sir.^ Charlie : No, sir.
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^ Charlie : No, I don't imagine you're going to hire somebody sir, but this is a step in the right direction.
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Bartlet: Good.
[Later, at the Oval Office]
.Bartlet: I'm tired, I'm cranky, and my wife is in Argentina.^ Bartlet : My wife and I are fighting battles on several fronts, including with each other.
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^ Later, at the Oval Office ] Bartlet : I'm tired, I'm cranky, and my wife is in Argentina.
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^ Bartlet : Sometimes I call my wife Dr. Bartlet.
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Let's get this over with.

.Leo: He’s driving from Nova Scotia to Washington?^ Leo : He’s driving from Nova Scotia to Washington?
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Sam: Yeah.
.Leo: How’s a person do that?^ Leo : How’s a person do that?
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.Sam: Oh, my guess is, he’ll take the Trans-Canada Highway to New Brunswick, then maybe catch the 1 and take the scenic route along the coast of Maine.^ Sam : Oh, my guess is, he’ll take the Trans-Canada Highway to New Brunswick , then maybe catch the 1 and take the scenic route along the coast of Maine.
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^ Charlie : I'll take my chances with the feds, sir.
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^ Security's gonna take your press credentials, you'll call my office everyday, and I'll decide if you get into the room.
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.95 through New Hampshire to the Mass Pike, and then cut over to the Merritt Parkway round Milford.^ New Hampshire to the Mass Pike, and then cut over to the Merritt Parkway round Milford.
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.Toby: Something really kinda freakish about you, you know that?^ You all know that about me.
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^ Toby : You know what, old man?
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^ Toby : Something really kinda freakish about you, you know that?
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20 Hours in L. A.

.Toby: What, I'm not coming in the car?^ Toby : What, I'm not coming in the car?
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.Bartlet: No, and you know why?^ Bartlet : No, and you know why?
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^ Bartlet : Why didn't you say so?
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^ Bartlet : No, no, look behind you.
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.Because you made fun of the guacamole.^ Because you made fun of the guacamole .
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^ Carrick : I'm not leaving the party because of you - but you made it a whole lot easier.
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Toby: I didn't!
.Bartlet: I could tell you were thinking it.^ Bartlet : I could tell you were thinking it.
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^ Bartlet: And you think I'm that man?
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^ Bartlet : You think ?
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.Toby: Fair enough.^ Toby : Fair enough.
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.Josh: [about the President] How's he doing in there?^ Josh: [about the President] How's he doing in there?
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^ How about threatening the life of the President?
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^ Josh : What's there to think about?
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.Toby: He's got that look on his face like he's thinking of ways of killing himself.^ Toby: He's got that look on his face like he's thinking of ways of killing himself.
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^ Bartlet : Toby, if we start pulling strings like this, you don’t think every homeless veteran would come out of the woodworks?
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^ Toby : He's a featherweight who only looks like a lightweight because he's got you propping him up.
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.Bartlet: This is a debate that is obviously going to continue in town halls, city halls, state legislatures, and the U.S. House of Representatives.^ Bartlet : This is a debate that is obviously going to continue in town halls, city halls, state legislatures, and the U.S. House of Representatives.
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There is a population in this country that seems to focus so much time and energy into this conversation, so much so that I am forced to ask this question - is there an epidemic of flag burning going on that I'm not aware of?

.Toby: I just figured out who you were.^ Toby : I just figured out who you were.
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^ Bartlet : Toby, if we start pulling strings like this, you don’t think every homeless veteran would come out of the woodworks?
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^ Toby : He's a featherweight who only looks like a lightweight because he's got you propping him up.
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.Kiefer: He's gonna say Satan.^ Kiefer : He's gonna say Satan.
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.Toby: No, you're the guy that runs into the 7-11 to get Satan a pack of cigarettes.^ Leo : Then suddenly, you're running again.
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^ Toby : No, you're the guy that runs into the 7-11 to get Satan a pack of cigarettes.
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^ C.J. : There's no way you're letting me walk out the door, so what is it we're doing?
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The White House Pro-Am

Josh: We're gonna do 'good cop, bad cop.'
.Toby: No, we're really not.^ Toby : We're really not gonna do anything about this?
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^ CJ realizes the prank] Bartlet : [to Toby] You're weak.
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^ Toby : No, you're the guy that runs into the 7-11 to get Satan a pack of cigarettes.
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Josh: Why not?
.Toby: 'Cause this isn't an episode of Hawaii Five-O.^ Toby : 'Cause this isn't an episode of Hawaii Five-O .
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.How about you be the good cop and I be the cop that doesn't go to the meeting?^ How about you be the good cop and I be the cop that doesn't go to the meeting?
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^ Josh : Well, you're about to propose the most massive shift in foreign policy since the Marshall Plan and it's going to be wildly unpopular.
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^ Bartlet : They are worried about me getting shot - I'm worried about me getting shot - but that is nothing compared to how terrified we are of you .
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.Bartlet: Try to find out who those friends of my wife's are in the wire piece and take them out back and have them shot.^ Bartlet : Try to find out who those friends of my wife's are in the wire piece and take them out back and have them shot.
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^ I arranged for a friend to testify to Commerce on Internet stocks, while simultaneously, but unrelated to that, bought a technology issue which, partly due to my friend's testimony, shot through the roof.
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^ Like one of those guys who buys a big new thing, but doesn't really know how to get the most out of it!
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Can I do that?
Leo: Yeah.
.Bartlet: Yeah, Leo says I can do that.^ Bartlet : Yeah, Leo says I can do that.
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.Toby: You're concerned about American labor and manufacturing.^ Toby : You're concerned about American labor and manufacturing.
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^ Toby : We're talking about treatment.
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^ Toby : We're really not gonna do anything about this?
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Congressman: Yeah.
.Toby: What kind of car do you drive?^ Toby : What kind of car do you drive?
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^ You don’t have that kind of drive, that hubris, how in the hell are you gonna make the kind of decisions that stump every other person in this country?
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Congressman: Toyota.
.Toby: Then shut up.^ Toby : Then shut up.
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...
.Josh: What would you have done if he had said he drove an American car?^ Josh : What would you have done if he had said he drove an American car?
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^ Josh : Was anything you just said food?
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.Toby: Found some other way of humiliating him.^ Toby : Found some other way of humiliating him.
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Josh: This, right here, this is the reason why you have a reputation as a pain in the ass.
.Toby: I've cultivated that reputation.^ Toby : I've cultivated that reputation.
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Mrs. Landingham: I'm not used to having members of the print media in here.
.Danny: I'll try not to get ink on the furniture.^ Danny : I'll try not to get ink on the furniture.
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Mrs. Landingham: Aw, Danny, and I was just about to offer you a cookie.
Danny: And now?
Mrs. Landingham: No.

Six Meetings Before Lunch

.Jeff Breckenridge: You got a dollar?^ Jeff Breckenridge : You got a dollar?
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Josh: Yeah.
.Jeff Breckenridge: Take it out.^ Jeff Breckenridge : Take it out.
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Look at the back. The seal, the pyramid, it's unfinished, with the eye of God looking over it, and the words annuit coeptis - he, God, favors our undertaking. .The seal is meant to be unfinished, because this country's meant to be unfinished.^ The seal is meant to be unfinished, because this country's meant to be unfinished.
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.We're meant to keep doing better.^ We're meant to keep discussing and debating.
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^ We're meant to keep doing better.
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^ I just think it's better while we're spending so much time together that we try and keep our distance whenever possible.
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.We're meant to keep discussing and debating.^ We're meant to keep discussing and debating.
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^ We're meant to keep doing better.
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.And, we're meant to read books by great historical scholars and then talk about them...^ And, we're meant to read books by great historical scholars and then talk about them...
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^ CJ : That's always what we're talking about.
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^ Toby : We're talking about treatment.
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Sam: Education is the silver bullet. Education is everything. .We don't need little changes.^ We don't need little changes.
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.We need gigantic revolutionary changes.^ We need gigantic revolutionary changes.
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Schools should be palaces. .Competition for the best teachers should be fierce.^ Competition for the best teachers should be fierce.
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.They should be getting six-figure salaries.^ They should be getting six-figure salaries.
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.Schools should be incredibly expensive for government and absolutely free of charge for its citizens, just like national defense.^ Schools should be incredibly expensive for government and absolutely free of charge for its citizens, just like national defense.
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That is my position. I just haven't figured out how to do it yet.

.Toby: I feel like I've lost 180 pounds.^ Toby : I feel like I've lost 180 pounds.
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^ You’re feeling it right now and it’s gonna get even more cause it’s a big night, and you were a hit and you’ve never experienced anything like this.
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.I am smiling, I am laughing, I am enjoying the people I work with - I gotta snap outta this.^ I am smiling, I am laughing, I am enjoying the people I work with - I gotta snap outta this.
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What's on your mind?
.Mandy: I want you to help me get the Chinese to give us a new panda bear to replace LumLum.^ Mandy : I want you to help me get the Chinese to give us a new panda bear to replace LumLum.
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^ You want to come help us out?
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^ Charlie : So why are you giving me relationship help?
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.Toby: Well that did the trick.^ Toby : Well that did the trick.
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Bartlet: (reading from a book by George Washington) "In public, put not your hands on any part of your body that is usually covered."
C.J.: (beat) Well... I do what it takes to keep the press corps happy, Mr. President.

[The office staff watches the .Senate start to vote on Mendoza's confirmation to the Supreme Court and begin celebrating.^ [The office staff watches the Senate start to vote on Mendoza's confirmation to the Supreme Court and begin celebrating.
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Bonnie starts handing around a bottle of champagne]
Toby: Put it down! Put it down!"
Bonnie: Toby!
Toby: No champagne.
Bonnie: We're just getting--
.Toby: Put it down.^ Toby : Put it down!
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^ [Toby sits down and puts his hand under his chin.
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^ Bonnie : We're just getting-- Toby : Put it down.
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.Everyone in this room, let me have your attention!^ Everyone in this room, let me have your attention!
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Please. .The law of our land mandates that Presidential appointees be confirmed by a majority of the Senate, a majority being a total of half plus one for a total of what, Ginger?^ The law of our land mandates that Presidential appointees be confirmed by a majority of the Senate, a majority being a total of half plus one for a total of what, Ginger?
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^ Half the faculty at Yale Law describes the American Presidential system as one of this country's most dangerous exports...
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.Ginger: Fifty-one.^ Ginger : Fifty-one.
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Toby: Fifty-one 'yea' votes is what we see on these screens BEFORE a drop of wine is swallowed! Because there's a little thing called what, Bonnie?
Bonnie: 'Tempting fate'?
Toby: 'Tempting fate' is what it's called. .In the three months that this man has been on my radar screen, I have aged forty-eight years.^ In the three months that this man has been on my radar screen, I have aged forty-eight years.
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.This is MY day of jubilee, I will not have it screwed up by what, Bonnie?^ This is MY day of jubilee, I will not have it screwed up by what, Bonnie?
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^ But on my worst days, I am better than the amped-up ambulance chasers you could get confirmed by this Senate.
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^ Toby : You'll never let them make a list of my screw-ups.
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.Bonnie: By tempting fate.^ Bonnie : By tempting fate.
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^ Bonnie : 'Tempting fate'?
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Toby: By tempting fate! .These things take patience.^ These things take luck.
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^ These things take patience.
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^ These things take skill.
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.These things take skill.^ These things take luck.
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^ These things take patience.
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^ These things take skill.
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.These things take luck.^ These things take luck.
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^ These things take patience.
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^ These things take skill.
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.In the fifteen months we've been in office, what kind of luck have we had?^ In the fifteen months we've been in office, what kind of luck have we had?
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Ginger?
.Ginger: Bad luck.^ Ginger : Bad luck.
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^ Ginger : Very bad luck.
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.Toby: [clears his throat and raises his eyebrows] What kind of luck?^ Toby : [clears his throat and raises his eyebrows] What kind of luck?
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.Ginger: Very bad luck.^ Toby : We've had very bad luck.
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^ Ginger : Bad luck.
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^ Ginger : Very bad luck.
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Toby: We've had very bad luck.

Let Bartlet Be Bartlet

C.J.: The theme of the Egg Hunt is "learning is delightful and delicious" - as, by the way, am I.

Mrs. Landingham: You're not getting enough roughage in your diet, you know I'm right about that.
.Bartlet: I know I'd like to beat you senseless with a head of cabbage, I know that for damn sure.^ Josh : You know what this is like?
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^ Bartlet : I know I'd like to beat you senseless with a head of cabbage, I know that for damn sure.
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^ Bartlet : No, and you know why?
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Mrs. Landingham: Once again you display an immaturity about vegetables that I think is not at all Presidential.

.Major Tate: Sir, we're not prejudiced toward homosexuals.^ Major Tate : No sir, I don't.
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^ Major Tate : Yes, sir.
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^ Major Tate : Sir, we're not prejudiced toward homosexuals.
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Admiral Percy Fitzwallace: You just don't want to see them serving in the Armed Forces?
.Major Tate: No sir, I don't.^ Major Tate : No sir, I don't.
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^ Major Tate : Yes, sir.
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^ Charlie : No, I don't imagine you're going to hire somebody sir, but this is a step in the right direction.
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Admiral Percy Fitzwallace: 'Cause they impose a threat to unit discipline and cohesion.
.Major Tate: Yes, sir.^ Major Tate : No sir, I don't.
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^ Major Tate : Yes, sir.
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^ Major Tate : Sir, we're not prejudiced toward homosexuals.
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.Admiral Percy Fitzwallace: That's what I think, too.^ Admiral Percy Fitzwallace : That's what I think, too.
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^ Admiral Percy Fitzwallace : The problem with that is that what they were saying to me 50 years ago.
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^ Admiral Percy Fitzwallace : 'Cause they impose a threat to unit discipline and cohesion.
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.I also think the military wasn't designed to be an instrument of social change.^ I also think the military wasn't designed to be an instrument of social change.
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.Major Tate: Yes, sir.^ Major Tate : No sir, I don't.
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^ Major Tate : Yes, sir.
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^ Major Tate : Sir, we're not prejudiced toward homosexuals.
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Admiral Percy Fitzwallace: The problem with that is that what they were saying to me 50 years ago. .Blacks shouldn't serve with whites.^ Blacks shouldn't serve with whites.
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.It would disrupt the unit.^ It would disrupt the unit.
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You know what? It did disrupt the unit. The unit got over it. The unit changed. .I'm an admiral in the U.S. Navy and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...^ I'm an admiral in the U.S. Navy and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...
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Beat that with a stick.

.Leo: You want to see me orchestrate this right now?^ Leo : You want to see me orchestrate this right now?
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^ Don't you want to be having fun right now?
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^ Leo : What do you want from me?
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.You want to see me mobilize these people?^ You want to see me mobilize these people?
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^ You want to get these people?
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^ I think you should say to these kids, "You think you get it wrong sometimes, you should come down here and see how the big boys do it."
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.These people who would walk into fire if you told them to.^ These people who would walk into fire if you told them to.
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^ You want to get these people?
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^ Bartlet : Why would you want to study people’s feet?
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.These people who showed up to lead.^ These people who showed up to fight.
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^ These people who showed up to lead.
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^ These people who would walk into fire if you told them to.
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.These people who showed up to fight.^ These people who showed up to fight.
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^ These people who showed up to lead.
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^ These people who would walk into fire if you told them to.
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[points at .Charlie] That guy gets death threats because he’s black and he dates your daughter!^ Charlie] That guy gets death threats because he’s black and he dates your daughter!
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^ If your guys are getting creamed, then you're on your own.
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.He was warned: “Do not show up to this place.^ He was warned: “Do not show up to this place.
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^ Student : What do you call a society that has to just live every day with the idea that the pizza place you are eating in could just blow up without any warning?
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Your life will be in danger.” He said, “To hell with that, I’m going anyway.” You said, “No.” Prudent or not prudent, this 21 year old for 600 dollars a week says, “I’m going where I want to because a man stands up!”

Leo: Listen up. .Our ground game isn't working; we're gonna put the ball in the air.^ Our ground game isn't working; we're gonna put the ball in the air.
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^ They say that by 1941 they're gonna desperately need our help if they have any chance of survival, but I think they're just being hysterical.
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^ Will : Seriously, Toby, you put me in that office and everyone who works on the speech-writing staff is gonna resent me.
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If we're gonna walk into walls, I want us running into them full-speed.
Josh: What are you saying?
.Leo: Well, you can start by telling the Hill the President's named his nominees to the FEC.^ Josh : We give the President and Leo the name.
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^ Leo : You can sign the President's name?
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^ Leo : Well, you can start by telling the Hill the President's named his nominees to the FEC .
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.And we're gonna lose some of these battles.^ And we're gonna lose some of these battles.
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^ Toby : [to Sam] You're gonna lose, and you're gonna lose huge, they're gonna be throwing rocks at you next week, and I wanna be standing next to you when they do.
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^ But if you don't run 'cause you think it's gonna be too hard or you think you're gonna lose - well, God, Jed, I don't even want to know you.
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.And we might even lose the White House.^ And we might even lose the White House.
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But we're not going to be threatened by issues: we're going to put 'em front and center. .We're gonna raise raise the level of public debate in this country, and let that be our legacy.^ We're gonna raise raise the level of public debate in this country, and let that be our legacy.
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^ Our ground game isn't working; we're gonna put the ball in the air.
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^ Abbey : So we're for freedom of speech everywhere but poor countries, where they can have our help, but only if they live up to Clancy Bangert's moral standards?
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.That sound alright to you Josh?^ That sound alright to you Josh?
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^ C.J. : I HAD WOOT CANAL! Josh : You're gonna need to stop saying that, 'cause you just look and sound so ridiculous.
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.Josh: I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States.^ Josh : I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States .
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^ Sam : I serve at the pleasure of President Bartlet.
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^ Toby : I serve at the pleasure of the President.
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Leo: Yeah?
.CJ: I serve at the pleasure of the President.^ Sam : I serve at the pleasure of President Bartlet.
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^ Toby : I serve at the pleasure of the President.
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^ CJ : I serve at the pleasure of the President.
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Sam: I serve at the pleasure of President Bartlet.
Leo: Toby?
Toby: I serve at the pleasure of the President.

Mandatory Minimums

.Bonnie: [after Josh told the Senate Majority Leader to "shove his legislative agenda up [his] ass"] Rambo!^ Bonnie : [after Josh told the Senate Majority Leader to "shove his legislative agenda up [his] ass"] Rambo!
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^ I'm gonna call the Senator and I'm gonna tell him that he can shove his legislative agenda up his ass!
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^ Josh : Stopping all bipartisan legislation is like saying 'Let's blow up the place.
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.Josh: You talking to me?^ Josh : You talking to me?
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^ Josh : Why are you talking like that?
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^ Josh : Sir, have you read the talking points?
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.Bonnie: Nice phone call.^ Bonnie : Nice phone call.
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.Josh: That's how we do things in New England, my friends.^ Josh : That's how we do things in New England, my friends.
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^ Like one of those guys who buys a big new thing, but doesn't really know how to get the most out of it!
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^ Josh : You know what, Laurie, this man is our friend, and he has left himself open to the kind of attack that men in my business do not recover from.
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.Bonnie: In Indiana, we're not allowed to talk like that.^ Bonnie : In Indiana, we're not allowed to talk like that.
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^ You keep talking like a person, they're going to kick you out of the bar.
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^ I want us to talk like we're gonna figure it out together.
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.Ginger: In New Jersey, we encourage it.^ Ginger : In New Jersey, we encourage it.
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.Sam: Mandatory Minimums are racist.^ Sam : Mandatory Minimums are racist.
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^ Sam : I'm talking about treatment and I'm talking about Mandatory Minimums and I'm saying it's a red herring and I'm saying it's racist.
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Toby: I understand that.
.Sam: They're a red herring.^ Sam : They're a red herring.
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^ Sam : They're gonna hate you.
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^ Sam : I'm talking about treatment and I'm talking about Mandatory Minimums and I'm saying it's a red herring and I'm saying it's racist.
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Toby: I understand that, too.
.Sam: It's a way of looking like you're tough on crime, without assuming the burden of being tough on crime.^ Sam : I think you're wrong.
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^ Sam : You're not over it yet, are you?
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^ Sam : It's a way of looking like you're tough on crime, without assuming the burden of being tough on crime.
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Toby: Everything you've said I understand.
Sam: I'm saying...
.Toby: We do things one thing at a time.^ Toby : We do things one thing at a time.
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^ Sam : But I'm saying we don't have time to do things one thing at a time.
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.Sam: But I'm saying we don't have time to do things one thing at a time.^ Toby : We do things one thing at a time.
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^ Sam : But I'm saying we don't have time to do things one thing at a time.
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^ But we're here now, tomorrow night we do an immense thing; we have to say what we feel, that government, no matter what it's failures in the past and in times to come for that matter, government can be a place where people come together and where no one gets left behind.
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Toby: We're talking about treatment.
.Sam: I'm talking about treatment and I'm talking about Mandatory Minimums and I'm saying it's a red herring and I'm saying it's racist.^ Sam : I'm talking about treatment and I'm talking about Mandatory Minimums and I'm saying it's a red herring and I'm saying it's racist.
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^ Sam : They're a red herring.
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^ Bartlet : No, she's been talking to you for a year about Mandatory Minimums.
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Toby: When you talk to the President, I want you talking about treatment. I want you talking about treatment vs. enforcement and I don't want you to stray from that!
Sam: Toby, is this what you meant when you said, "Sam, you're completely in charge of this"?
.Toby: Yes, I meant, you're in charge of this, in the sense that you're subordinate to me in every way.^ Sam : Toby, is this what you meant when you said, "Sam, you're completely in charge of this"?
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^ Toby : Yes, I meant, you're in charge of this, in the sense that you're subordinate to me in every way.
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^ Toby : No, you're the guy that runs into the 7-11 to get Satan a pack of cigarettes.
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.Toby: [to Andy] I have to get back to work.^ Toby : [to Andy] I have to get back to work.
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.And you, being a Congresswoman...^ And you, being a Congresswoman...
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.I'm sure you need to be back out there...^ He's going to need you down there.
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^ I'm sure you need to be back out there...
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^ C.J. : There's no way you're letting me walk out the door, so what is it we're doing?
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you know, screwing the people.

Josh: Take it easy.
.Sam: I won’t take it easy!^ Sam : I won’t take it easy!
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Give me the phone. .I'm gonna call the Senator and I'm gonna tell him that he can shove his legislative agenda up his ass!^ I'm gonna call the Senator and I'm gonna tell him that he can shove his legislative agenda up his ass!
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^ Bonnie : [after Josh told the Senate Majority Leader to "shove his legislative agenda up [his] ass"] Rambo!
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^ C.J : You know, if I was living in Qumar, I wouldn't be allowed to say 'Shove it up your ass, Toby,' but since I'm not: Shove it up your ass, Toby!
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Josh: I've already done that.
Sam: I'll do it again.
.Josh: You know what this is like?^ Josh : You know what this is like?
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^ Josh : Why are you talking like that?
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^ Sam : Like the Pentagon , and, you know, perhaps therapy.
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This is like The Godfather. .When Pacino tells James Caan that he's gonna kill the cop.^ When Pacino tells James Caan that he's gonna kill the cop.
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.It's a lot like that scene, only not really.^ It's a lot like that scene, only not really.
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...
.Josh: It is like that scene.^ Josh : It is like that scene.
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I'm James Caan. .[to Sam] You're...you're Al Pacino.^ Sam : I think you're laughing on the inside.
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^ Sam : I think you're wrong.
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^ Sam : They're gonna hate you.
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.Toby: Let's go.^ Toby : Let's go.
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.Josh: Toby, you're the guy who shows Pacino how to make tomato sauce.^ Josh : You're overreacting.
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^ Josh : You're going?
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^ Josh : You're not making it easy.
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Toby: Mr. President.
Bartlet: We were almost done.
Toby: I... met with Congresswoman Wyatt today.
.Bartlet: When you were married to her, did you call her Congresswoman Wyatt?^ Bartlet : Did you have a drink yesterday?
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^ Bartlet : When you were married to her, did you call her Congresswoman Wyatt?
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^ Unless you wanted him meditating his way through intelligence briefings and sleeping in a flotation device--- there's nothing you did--- Bartlet : I fired him.
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.Toby: No, sir.^ Toby : No, sir, but Leo is one person and there are 290 million more and they come first.
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^ Toby : No, sir.
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Bartlet: Sometimes I call my wife Dr. Bartlet.
Toby: I call her Andy or uh... Andrea.
Bartlet: Okay.
Toby: Mandatory Minimums.
.Bartlet: You're whupped, my friend.^ Bartlet : You’re right.
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^ Bartlet : You're not going to spoil my good time for me.
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^ Bartlet : You're young, Charlie.
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Toby: Sir.
Bartlet: No, she's been talking to you for a year about Mandatory Minimums. .You've been saying no.^ You've been saying no.
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^ You've always been loyal, honest, hard-working good people, and I love you all very much, and I don't say that often enough.
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^ The way you hate the girl you ask to the prom who says, 'No thanks, I already have a date.'
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.Looks like we know who wears the pants in the Ziegler family.^ Looks like we know who wears the pants in the Ziegler family.
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^ Toby : He's a featherweight who only looks like a lightweight because he's got you propping him up.
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^ Like one of those guys who buys a big new thing, but doesn't really know how to get the most out of it!
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.Toby: You call your wife “Dr.^ Toby : You call your wife “Dr.
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^ CJ : [to Toby] You don't need a pardon, You need a frying pan to the side of your head.
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^ C.J : You know, if I was living in Qumar, I wouldn't be allowed to say 'Shove it up your ass, Toby,' but since I'm not: Shove it up your ass, Toby!
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Bartlet”?
.Bartlet: Just for the turn-on.^ Bartlet : Just for the turn-on.
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Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Bartlet: We agree on nothing, Max.
.Senator Lobell: Yes, sir.^ Senator Lobell : Yes, sir.
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.Bartlet: Education, guns, drugs, school prayer, gays, defense spending, taxes - you name it, we disagree.^ Bartlet : Education, guns, drugs, school prayer, gays, defense spending, taxes - you name it, we disagree.
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^ Bartlet : [on the Vice President's refusal to endorse gun control in his home state] You're a hero in Texas!
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^ If my counsel is no longer of use to you, perhaps-- Bartlet : So, if I disagree with your advice, you have to threaten me?
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.Senator Lobell: You know why?^ Bartlet : No, and you know why?
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^ You know why?
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^ Senator Lobell : You know why?
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Bartlet: Because I'm a lily-livered, bleeding-heart, liberal, egghead communist.
.Senator Lobell: Yes, sir.^ Senator Lobell : Yes, sir.
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.And I'm a gun-toting, redneck son-of-a-bitch.^ And I'm a gun-toting, redneck son-of-a-bitch.
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Bartlet: Yes, you are.
.Senator Lobell: We agree about that.^ Senator Lobell : We agree about that.
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Toby: Since when are you an expert on language?
C.J.: In polling models?
Toby: Okay.
.C.J.: 1993. Since when are you an uptight pain in the ass?^ Since when are you an uptight pain in the ass?
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^ C.J : You know, if I was living in Qumar, I wouldn't be allowed to say 'Shove it up your ass, Toby,' but since I'm not: Shove it up your ass, Toby!
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^ Josh : This, right here, this is the reason why you have a reputation as a pain in the ass.
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.Toby: Since long before that.^ Toby : Since long before that.
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^ Josh : Well, I've been concerned with their behavior since long before that.
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Bartlet: What do we do with him?
.Sam: Make him the Ambassador to Paraguay.^ Sam : Make him the Ambassador to Paraguay.
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^ Sam : Make him Ambassador to Bulgaria.
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.Bartlet: What do we do with the Ambassador to Paraguay?^ Bartlet : What do we do with the Ambassador to Paraguay?
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.Sam: Make him Ambassador to Bulgaria.^ Sam : Make him the Ambassador to Paraguay.
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^ Sam : Make him Ambassador to Bulgaria.
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Bartlet: I like this. .Because, if everybody keeps moving up one, I can go home.^ Because, if everybody keeps moving up one, I can go home.
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^ And if you think that I'm going to miss even one opportunity to pick up half-a-knot boat speed, you're absolutely out of your mind.
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^ I don't have to tell you they don't need to shout at a soccer match because they're never going to go to one.
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.Margaret: Want to hear a joke?^ Margaret : Want to hear a joke?
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Leo: Uh... Okay.
.Margaret: You know why they only eat one egg for breakfast in France?^ Bartlet : No, and you know why?
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^ You know how they know?
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^ You know why?
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Leo: Why?
Margaret: 'Cause in France, one egg is 'un oeuf'.

.Cochran: I'd like to speak to your supervisor.^ Cochran : I'd like to speak to your supervisor.
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.Charlie: Well, I'm Personal Aide to the President, so my supervisor's a little busy right now trying to find a back door to this place to shove you out of.^ Charlie : Well, I'm Personal Aide to the President, so my supervisor's a little busy right now trying to find a back door to this place to shove you out of.
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^ Abbey : Are you trying to turn me on now?
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^ President, surely you had a process in place.
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What Kind of Day Has It Been

Bartlet: "We hold these truths to be self-evident," they said, "that all men are created equal." Strange as it may seem, that was the first time in history that anyone had ever bothered to write that down. .Decisions are made by those who show up.^ Decisions are made by those who show up.
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^ These people who showed up to fight.
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^ These people who showed up to lead.
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.Danny: CJ, I'm not staying in the penalty box forever.^ Danny : CJ, I'm not staying in the penalty box forever.
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.I have covered the White House for eight years and I've done it with the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time Magazine, and the Dallas Morning News!^ Jackson wanted the White House to belong to the people, so from time to time, he opened his doors to those who wished an audience.
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^ People here won't vote for you until you've had coffee in their house five times.
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^ I have covered the White House for eight years and I've done it with the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time Magazine, and the Dallas Morning News!
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.And I'm telling you you can't mess me around like this!^ And I'm telling you you can't mess me around like this!
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^ I'll tell you what I'd like in exchange.
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^ Charlie : You want me to tell Mrs. Bartlet she's going to look like a dilettante?
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C.J.: Danny, I just gotta tell you, that was - seriously - that was a turn-on when you said that, though I don't know why you decided to be your most haughty on the Dallas Morning News in that sentence.

Bartlet: You're not going to spoil my good time for me.
Mrs. Landingham: Oh, sir, I think we both know from experience that's not true.
Bartlet: Yeah.
Mrs. Landingham: You need to be in the car ten minutes ago, Mr. President.
.Bartlet: Do you see me walking out the door?^ Bartlet : No, see, I was testing you!
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^ Bartlet : Do you see me walking out the door?
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^ Bartlet : See, and I was gonna let you go home.
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Mrs. Landingham: No, I see you standing and arguing with a senior citizen.

.Admiral Fitzwallace: The eagle...^ Admiral Fitzwallace : The eagle...
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on the seal in the carpet. .In one talon he's holding arrows and in the other an olive branch.^ In one talon he's holding arrows and in the other an olive branch.
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^ Most of the time, the eagle is facing the olive branch, but when congress declares war, the eagle faces the arrows...
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.Most of the time, the eagle is facing the olive branch, but when congress declares war, the eagle faces the arrows...^ Most of the time, the eagle is facing the olive branch, but when congress declares war, the eagle faces the arrows...
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^ In one talon he's holding arrows and in the other an olive branch.
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How do they do that? .You think they've got a second carpet sitting around in the basement someplace?^ You think they've got a second carpet sitting around in the basement someplace?
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^ Well, first of all, I think you made the second bacteria up, and second of all, how do I avoid it?
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^ I've got a candidate who doesn't trust any of them, and frankly, neither do I. And if you don't think I [breath hitches] miss you every day....