"Oh. That's uh. Very, uh. Pink." Rod is not wrong about the color of his new office. I wouldn't be surprised if he turned to see a painting of a kitten in a gilded frame. Nora offers, "Well, Mrs. Clinton had her office in the west wing. That didn't go over very well." She shakes her head quickly, almost spastically. "I think staying here like a traditional First Lady is a splendid idea." Nora, can you go reboot yourself and run a search and replace to begin calling him the First Gentleman? Let's all make a little effort, here. Rod agrees to stay, grimacing. Nora: "After the funeral, we'll discuss what kind of staff you'll be needing. Do you think it will be more than twenty?" He opens his mouth, and before a sound can be uttered, Nora continues, "Mrs. Clinton haaaad twenty. That didn't go over very well. Folks on the hill thought it was, you know, a waste of tax dollars." Rod knows when he can't win, and just replies, "Well, you know, I, uh...think that we should maybe wait until the president has delivered her speech." "Ooooh!" This is a seriously Phoebe Buffay moment. This woman is doing Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe playing this role. "Is she giving a speech?" Because that's just the cutest little idea Nora's ever heard! Rod is completely baffled at this point: "Yes, uh, to the Congress. We're working on it, so..." Nora: "Really, are you going to be involving yourself in matters like that?" Let me guess, he's pulling another Hillary, isn't he?
As her cabinet meeting winds up, Mac gives more orders; she wants to see the Nigerian ambassador, ASAP. She needs him to know that she's still taking this execution seriously and that it wasn't just "some 'go away' mission for the Vice-President. Oh, uh, I asked the army Chief of Staff some weeks ago to work out an extraction plan for Madula. I'd like to see that. Okay?" Jim and Mac are left alone, and she tells him that what she said in the cabinet meeting applies to him as well. She'd like him to be her Chief of Staff. Jim is stunned. Mac explains, "Jim, I know we don't agree on a lot, but I promise you, I will listen to you." Jim wants to know if she's spoken to Rod, and what he thinks. She replies with an "Uh" that clearly translates to, "Oh God, no, and THAT'S going to be a fun conversation." Jim asks if she'd like him to tell Rod instead, and she immediately replies, "No, uh, God, no, you can't imagine...um, no. He'll be disappointed. But, he knows, as the first female president, from an image point of view, I can't have it seem like my husband is running the country. Besides, I'm sure he'll have his hands full with his new duties." And she does an Eyebrow Raise of Ensuing Hilarity.