C.J. comes down the walkway and catches up with Bruno. She tells him about the apron-and-rolling-pin kafuffle. She says that Abby was on a TV show yesterday, and was asked about the suspension of her medical license, to which she gave some reply along the lines of "I'm just a wife and mother." Bruno asks, "And that has been interpreted in some circles as 'merely' a wife and mother?" C.J. quotes someone named Flint Aldridge, whom she describes as a Southern Baptist radio show host: "'This is another sign that Abby Bartlet is a liberal, elitist feminist.'" Bruno complains, "'Elitist feminist.' You can't do that to the English language." C.J.'s also got a comment from Janet Writchie, whom Bruno is surprised to hear went on the record. She said, "Being a wife and mother are the most rewarding roles I've ever played. I think Abby Bartlet and I have two different ambitions." Bruno says that Janet wins fifty dollars, because she said the secret word: ambition. "Phyllis Schlafly and Ann Coulter are going to have a square dance." Well, whatever turns them on, I guess. C.J. tells Bruno, "Anyway, it's waiting for us down there on the ground." Bruno suggests that in that case they stay up there and have drinks. It's more in a collegial way than a lecherous way, for those who've come to expect the latter. In the background the pilot announces they've begun their descent. Bruno asks, "Janet Writchie really went on the record?" C.J. confirms this. Bruno, with an obnoxious little wink: "I love it when the women get involved." Oy, what a tiresome schmuck. Schmuck-ass, even. C.J. just kind of gives him a mild questioning look as he walks away. I suppose those of us who are so inclined can stew about where this is going during the commercials. Everybody else can think about pie, or something.
Episode Report CardDeborah: B+ | 843 USERS: B-
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