Something did stick with Jim, though, so now he's trying to convince Mac that Keaton's a lost cause and that she should go with Baynes. She's not having it, and is really suspicious that Templeton is pushing him so hard, especially since Baynes would be Templeton's competition for the Republican nomination in two years. Wait, two years? If Bridges was in office for two and a half years, doesn't that make the election a year and a half away? Shouldn't someone already be campaigning...you know what? I need to stop worrying about the flow of time with this show. We're in Television Political Time and Space. Jim just shrugs, realizing that he's doing a horrible job of selling the idea to Mac. He gives one last weak effort: "Maybe Templeton isn't running." Mac just looks at him. "Jim."
Horace is on his laptop, and Becca is sulking. She says she's bored, in that way that really means, "Talk to me about what's wrong." He assures her that it will be okay, but then she admits that he's in her diary, too. He's disbelieving and pissed off: "Oh man, don't tell me that." Seriously, what is really that bad in this family? He asks what she said, but before she can answer he yells at her to stick to writing about her own life, not his. He then backs down and says they'll find it, adding for good measure, "They'd better find it."
Back to Kelly and the presscapades. She's just been asked about the VP nomination for the thirteenth time, and requests a new subject. To no one's surprise, it turns to the decisionmaking behind the Oria Madula rescue: "Was she acting as a representative of women?" Kelly has had enough. "Oria Madula was to be brutally tortured until she died because she had a child out of wedlock. Stoned until her skull caved in." Colin is looking at Kelly. "The president wasn't acting as a representative of women; she was acting as a representative of the human race." That line was delivered so well that I want to get up and cheer, except that Kelly's brow is so furrowed that she looks like she's about to cry. She walks out, and Reporter Charlie follows her, complimenting her that she's getting the hang of it. He then gets right to the point: he needs a comment because he's running a story the next day on Baynes. "I never said he was our guy..." Kelly says for the thousandth time that day, shaking her head. But Charlie continues, "It's about an out-of-court settlement." Kelly's face goes stony.