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The staff, eager to begin their weekend, are blindsided when a stubborn, elderly Senator takes the floor to stage a Friday-night filibuster against the Family Wellness Act bill everyone thought they had in the bag. Toby becomes suspicious when the Vice President, who typically supports the oil industry, suddenly supports a fuel-emission standards bill. Meanwhile, C.J. racks her brain in order to find a ceramic cat statue given to the President by an Egyptian official who expects to see it on his next visit to the White House; and Josh works hurriedly in order to catch his flight to Florida to see the New York Mets' spring training camp.
Bartlet: We'll just pretend that there's no candlelight.
Leo: And that we're not paranoid homophobes.
Sam: Hey, I'm senior staff.
Winifred: Gee, genuflect when you say that, fella.
Senator Stackhouse: That is how you prepare Virginia Green apple pie. Let's turn now to David Copperfield.
C.J.: It's our first filibuster, and I'm not a rules expert, but the rules of a filibuster are simple enough - you keep the floor as long as you hold the floor. What does that mean? It means you can't stop talking, ever. You can't eat, and you can't drink, which is fine, because you can't leave the chamber to use the bathroom, either. 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.
While Josh is typing on his computer, Donna enters his office and asks what he's doing and during this time you can see screen of the computer. The shot changes and Josh types a couple of letters and then it returns to the computer screen. Now two more paragraphs have appeared since the last shot, but seeing that Josh only typed a couple of letters, there is no way he was able to type two entire paragraphs.