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The West Wing: Ways and Means

Special Prosecutor Clement Rollins begins his investigation into the President's non-disclosure of his illness. The White House staff isn't happy with getting Rollins as the Special Prosecutor, so C.J. shrewdly drops subtle clues to the press that might get the prosecutor replaced with someone more favorable to the staff. Meanwhile, a forest fire rages in Wyoming and the governor rages along with it when Bartlet backs up the forestry departments decision to let the fire burn itself out; Josh and Toby work on the estate tax that has been tied up in Congress; and Donna goes on a date with a Republican.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x3
Production Number: 227203
Airdate: Wednesday October 24th, 2001


Alternate Airdates:

FR (France 2) Nov 11, 2004

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Special Guest Stars
Emily ProcterEmily Procter
As Ainsley Hayes
Recurring
Oliver PlattOliver Platt
As Oliver Babish
Recurring
Ron SilverRon Silver
As Bruno Gianelli
Recurring

Guest Stars
Connie BrittonConnie Britton
As Connie Tate
Recurring
Evan HandlerEvan Handler
As Doug Wegland
Recurring
Mark FeuersteinMark Feuerstein
As Cliff Calley
Recurring
NiCole RobinsonNiCole Robinson
As Margaret
Recurring
Thom BarryThom Barry
As Mark Richardson
Recurring
Edmund L. ShaffEdmund L. Shaff
As Bill Horton
Miguel SandovalMiguel Sandoval
As Victor Campos
Nicholas PryorNicholas Pryor
As Clement Rollins

Co-Guest Stars
Charles NolandCharles Noland
As Steve
Recurring
Devika ParikhDevika Parikh
As Bonnie
Recurring
Jana Lee HamblinJana Lee Hamblin
As Bobbi
Recurring
Kim WebsterKim Webster
As Ginger
Recurring
Lewis GrenvilleLewis Grenville
As Reporter
Recurring
Melissa FitzgeraldMelissa Fitzgerald
As Carol Fitzpatrick
Recurring
Timothy Davis-ReedTimothy Davis-Reed
As Mark
Recurring
Tom McCarthy (1)Tom McCarthy (1)
As Senator Randall Thomas
Recurring
Felix SolisFelix Solis
As Hammaker
Max ChalawskyMax Chalawsky
As Kinnis
Nadia AxakowskyNadia Axakowsky
As Reporter
Stephanie CantuStephanie Cantu
As Reporter
Main Cast
Martin SheenMartin Sheen
As President Jed Bartlet
John SpencerJohn Spencer
As Leo McGarry
Allison JanneyAllison Janney
As Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg
Bradley WhitfordBradley Whitford
As Josh Lyman
Janel MoloneyJanel Moloney
As Donna Moss
Rob LoweRob Lowe
As Sam Seaborn
Richard SchiffRichard Schiff
As Toby Ziegler
Stockard ChanningStockard Channing
As Abbey Bartlet
Dulé HillDulé Hill
As Charlie Young
Episode Quotes
Carol: When a fire starts, it's not our policy to put it out?
C.J.: That's something they shouldn't say. Put that in the memo with a big red circle and a line going through it.

Ainsley: You need a haircut.
Sam: Shouldn't you be trying to keep me out of jail or something?

C.J.: I want you to get with one of your friends in the press room from a conservative paper.
Ainsley: You really think we have a secret handshake, don't you?
C.J.: Do you?
Ainsley: Yes.

Donna: You know what they do to a girl like me on the cell block? I've seen those movies.
Josh: Yeah, me too.
Donna: I bet you have.

Bartlet: Are we out of pens? That's a good pen, I need an everyday pen.
Charlie: I've got pens.
Bartlet: You've got crappy pens with plastic tops. I need a solid pen that feels good in my hand but it's not so formal I feel like a dandy.
Charlie: I'm making some trips to pen stores, aren't I, Mr. President?

Donna: Why are you a Republican?
Cliff: Because I hate poor people. I hate them, Donna. They're all so poor, and many of 'em talk funny, and don't have proper table manners. My father slaved away at the Fortune 500 company he inherited so that I could go to Choate, Brown and Harvard and see that this country isn't overrun by poor people and lesbians. No, I'm Republican because I believe in smaller government. This country was founded on the principle of freedom, and freedom stands opposed to contraints, and the bigger the government, the more the constraints.
Donna: Wow.
Cliff: You agree with that?
Donna: No, it's crap, but you're really cute.



Episode Goofs
During the episode it is mentioned that Bartlet has never vetoed a bill. However in "In This White House", it is mentioned on Capital Beat that Bartlet had vetoed an education package.



Warning: The West Wing season 3 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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