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In the aftermath of the shooting, Josh continues to recover from his bullet wounds while the staff prepares for the upcoming midterm congressional elections. C.J., knowing how the staff was affected psychologically, deflects press questions about the mood in the White House. After Charlie learns more about the shooting, he begins to pull away from Bartlet and Zoey. Meanwhile, Sam encourages a friend to run for congress, and Bartlet keeps an eye on a school board election in New Hampshire.
Josh: Toby, come quick - Sam's getting his ass kicked by a girl!
Toby: Ginger, get the popcorn ...
Leo: C.J. Cregg thinks you kill your pets. You don't do that do you?
Ainsley: No, I don't kill my pets, I don't have any pets. I was thinking about getting a pet, but that doesn't matter ...
Leo: Ainsley, don't you want to work in the White House?
Ainsley: Oh, only since I was two.
Leo: Okay then.
Ainsley: It has to be this White House?
TV Moderator: Ainsley Hayes, is that true?
Ainsley: No, it's not.
TV Moderator: Is Sam Seaborn lying?
Ainsley: Lying's an awfully strong word ... yes, he's lying. And we should tell the truth about education. The bill contained plenty of money for new textbooks - also, computer literacy, school safety, physical plant. The difference is we wanted to give the money directly to communities, and let them decide how best to spend it ... on the off chance that the needs of Lincoln High in Dayton are different than the needs of Crenshaw High in South Central L.A.
Bartlet: I like how you call homosexuality an abomination.
Jacobs: I don't say homosexuality is an abomination, Mr. President. The Bible does.
Bartlet: Yes, it does. Leviticus.
Bartlet: Chapter and verse. I wanted to ask you a couple of questions while I had you here. I'm interested in selling my youngest daughter into slavery as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. She's a Georgetown sophomore, speaks fluent Italian, always cleared the table when it was her turn. What would be a good price for her? While thinking about that, can I ask another? My chief of staff, Leo McGarry, insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly says he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself or is it okay to call the police? 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.
C.J.: Sometimes in a democracy other people win.
Toby: Why does it feel like this? I've seen shootings before.
Bartlet: It wasn't a shooting, Toby, it was a lynching. They tried to lynch Charlie right in front of our eyes.
C.J.: Holy interruptus, Batman!
Character: Jenna Jacobs
The character Jenna Jacobs is most likely based on controversial talk show radio host Dr. Laura Schlesinger.
Holy interruptus, Batman!
C.J. is referring to the original Batman
series in which Robin would uses phrases such as "Holy Polaris, Batman!" frequently.