Leona grabs the envelope and opens it to find... a recipe for beef stew. Not even an original, either! Hancock sent Charlie a COPY of his recipe; like, who was he saving the original for? He's dead and his kids don't visit. Anyway, Leona and Reese got played. Because they are idiots. That is the oldest trick in the book.
Dr. Dr. Sloan yells at her audience about the freaking debt ceiling again, then they go to a commercial. Will asks Dr. Dr. Sloan who the blonde girl sitting in the newsroom is. She doesn't know. Will says she's been there "all day." Dr. Dr. Sloan tries to get him to focus on her and the speech she's had prepared for him for like two weeks now. She says "The Greater Fool" is an economic term for someone who makes a bunch of mistakes so the rest of us don't have to. He has "the perfect blend of self-delusion and ego to think that he can succeed where others have failed. This whole country was made by greater fools," Dr. Dr. Sloan says. And yes, she's staying at ACN. No $4 million a year venture capital job for her! Who's the Greater Fool now?
In the control room, MacKenzie suddenly realizes that she has no idea what Will's voicemail message said. And she has to know RIGHT NOW even though the show is about to return from the commercial break in ten seconds. She slides over to Will and asks him what the rest of the message said. He doesn't want to say. She bites her lip and thinks she's adorable. And then she chickens out first and walks off the set just as the show comes back from the break.
And here's Will's big wrap-up, which is kind of like a Jerry Springer Final Thought. He lists the fundamental ideals of the Tea Party, according to Sorkin: ideological purity, compromise as weakness, a fundamentalist belief in scriptural literalism, big complicated words apparently denying science, unmoved by facts, undeterred by new information, a hostile fear of progress, a demonization of education, a need to control women's bodies, severe xenophobia, tribal mentality, intolerance of dissent and a pathological hatred of the US government. This, Will says, makes them "the American Taliban." "And the American Taliban can't survive if Dorothy Cooper is allowed to vote." Leona watches and nods. With that, Will tells his audience to stick around for a real news show hosted by a real journalist -- Terry Smith!