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The First Lady’s staff is sent into action when her statements about foreign child-labor laws motivate a Congresswoman to suggest an amendment that would end an international tariff bill. The President is also kept busy when the chairman of the Federal Reserve dies and Bartlet must appoint a successor. Meanwhile, Zoey fights with Charlie when she suggests that they don’t go to a club opening again, per the request of the Secret Service after they receive hat letters about their interracial relationship.
Moira Kelly (Mandy Hampton) does not appear in this episode.
In conjunction with several other episodes from this season, this episode was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the 2000 Emmy Awards.
Toby: You're concerned about American labor and manufacturing.
Toby: What kind of car do you drive?
Toby: Then shut up.
Josh: You like winning, don't you?
Toby: Saves you from having to say the word please.
Josh: We're going to do good cop/bad cop.
Toby: No, we're really not.
Josh: Why not?
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?
Josh: You have to go to the meeting. I told them you'd be at the meeting. If you're not there they're going to start right out insulted.
Toby: I go to this meeting, there's a decent chance they're going to end up insulted.
Donna: So I've been reading this book...
Josh: I'm on the phone.
Donna: You're on hold.
Josh: How do you know?
Donna: The light was blinking.
Josh: (sigh) What book?
(about letting Zoey visit a nightclub)
Gina: (to Charlie) You're looking at the girl whose job it is to jump in front of the bullet. I like it when she stays in her dorm and watches videos.