Confirmation prep time. Keaton greets people as Rod walks in, seeming almost smugly happy. He has boxes and boxes being wheeled in, and Keaton warily jokes about moving in. Rod has all of the Bridges/Allen research on Keaton from the Vice-Presidential campaign. In a pleasant-masking-suspicious tone, he adds, "I can only imagine what Templeton and his committee will have, given as [sic] they've got three hundred FBI agents out there researching you, too." Keaton's not giving in to Rod and just assures him, "I've taken a lot of hills on the battlefield." Oh ho ho! And now he's on Capitol Hill! Ha ha, get it? Get...good one, sir. Rod goes on to explain that, for a four-day hearing, they'll need four weeks of prep. Keaton is cocky and is not going to take that: "I'm not sitting on my ass for a month practicing what I already know I'm gong to say." Namely: the truth, just like he'd say in any campaign. "Which you lost," Rod reminds him. "And, speaking of the truth, we'll need to discuss exactly how to deal with the specific verbal assaults that you made on the President during the campaign." Come ON, Rod. Act a little bit more like this isn't totally personal, and that you're not just waiting to rip into Keaton to satisfy your own personal revenge. Keaton clearly agrees, and angrily asks if that's what this is all about: "Getting even with me over what I said about your wife?" With that, the gloves are off and Rod dismisses everyone else in the room. "General Keaton, you wouldn't have been my choice for Vice-President, but the President selected you, and I've been tasked with getting you confirmed." Really? I seem to recall you shoehorning yourself in there over the breakfast buffet but keep up whatever makes you feel good. "I swear to you that is what I'm going to do, whether you like it or not. You may know how to take a hill, but you don't know how to take Capitol Hill." Aw, man! Rod stole my pun!
Commander In Chief
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Commander In Chief