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The West Wing: The Benign Prerogative

With the State of the Union address nearing, Bartlet goes over a long list of prisoners that qualify for pardons while considering the potential political repercussions due to "the benign prerogative". Charlie meets an attractive woman and shares small, private White House facts, and is horrified to learn that she’s a White House reporter. Meanwhile, Toby and Joey Lucas "mall test" an upcoming presidential speech; Abbey vows to be more pro-active when it comes to influencing Jed; and Bartlet entertains a couple from Colorado.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x11
Production Number: 176061
Airdate: Wednesday January 14th, 2004



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Guest Stars
Doug Hale
As Network Host
Recurring
Anthony R. Jones
As Mr. Holmes
Brooke Baumer
As Bradenton Pollster
Charles C. Stevenson, Jr.
As Bradenton Pollster
Charles Howerton
As Actor President
Chris Gardner
As First Guest
Margot Rose
As Portia Colgrave
Mark Costello
As Himself
Stephen Lee (1)
As Registered Voter
Will Hall (2)
As Other Guest
Main Cast
Martin Sheen
As President Jed Bartlet
John Spencer
As Leo McGarry
Allison Janney
As Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg
Bradley Whitford
As Josh Lyman
Janel Moloney
As Donna Moss
Richard Schiff
As Toby Ziegler
Stockard Channing
As Abbey Bartlet
Dulé Hill
As Charlie Young
Joshua Malina
As Will Bailey
Warning: The West Wing season 5 episode 11 guide may contain spoilers
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