For those keeping score, Atlantis World Media's offices are on 6th Ave. and 42nd St. Field trip! Jim walks into Charlie's office to give him some bad news. Charlie asks if it "can wait." Who says that? If someone comes to me and says "I have some very bad news" I don't ask them not to tell it to me in the hopes that it will just magically go away. Whatever, Charlie's drunk. Jim says Hancock just jumped off a bridge, so that's that. And for those of us (me) who thought this show had taken away Sam Waterston's ability to act, it didn't! He gets very old and sad and teary-eyed and says "all right." Then he yells at Jim to call his parents more often. I guess it's Hancock's kids' faults that he killed himself? Better to blame them than yourself.
Back in the present of the past, Will is at the news desk telling the world that he is a "RINO" (Republican in Name Only) to the Tea Partiers, but he thinks that they are the ones who are not real Republicans because they "love America" and "hate Americans." For example, Tea Party Representative Allen West says he thinks anyone with an Obama bumper sticker is a "threat to the gene pool." Grover Norquist would like to drown the government in a bathtub. Tea Partiers think liberals want to drag America down and don't think political parties should compromise ever. Creepy Senator Mitch McConnell says that the Senate's priority should be denying Obama a second term. Okay, but don't tell me that Democrats weren't saying the same thing when Bush was president. I know they were, because I'm pretty sure I said it. Finally, Will says, Tea Partiers think poor people are simply "too lazy" or "too stupid" to be rich. They can go ahead and think that, too. Most of them aren't rich themselves. I mean, the politicians they elect certainly are and the Koch brothers who fund a lot of their campaigns are, but the majority of Tea Party supporters aren't rolling in it. Will gets a particularly nasty quotation from South Carolina's lieutenant governor Andre Bauer (no, NOT Andre Braugher): "My grandmother was not a highly educated woman but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed."