Black screen. 3:30 - President met with Secretary Bryce. Joined by Messrs. Wendel, Lee, Aldee and Stanislous and Ms. Wissinger. Hey, would that be Sarah Wissinger, also known as Wissenslut, if Mandy's to be believed? The one who gave Josh a smoking jacket? 3:35 - President met with Mr. Lien. Joined by Mr. McGarry. 3:45 - Photo op with Mr. Keith (Re-scheduled).
Ginger and Sam pedeconference. Ginger's briefing Sam on POTUS's upcoming meetings, and says that the first two are easy. She says he's talking to Bryce about why the department didn't participate more in...something Sam already knows about, so she doesn't tell us. Then he's meeting with Peter Lien, and then a photo op, which she says is with some guy who's shaken the hand of every President since Hoover. Sam asks, "Do we have some sort of condensed...Reader's Digest index...of, well...all human knowledge?" I thought that was Bartlet's claim to fame. Ginger: "We usually just use Margaret." Hee. As they part, he asks for his notes from this morning's speech in Bloomfield. She's got them out. Sam runs into Bruno and asks him, "Hey...were there women with aprons and rolling pins at a rally in Madison, Wisconsin this morning?" Bruno says there were. Sam asks why. Bruno: "Abby Bartlet's a lesbian." Sam doesn't know what to say, but suspects that it explains some of POTUS's moods.
Bruno enters the Roosevelt Room, where C.J.'s waiting to pounce: "What the hell does that mean, 'I love it when the women get involved'?" Bruno asks the staffer in front of him, "She's talking to me, right?" Is that Larry with a much shorter haircut? No, my eyes are playing tricks. Bruno says that he's not talking about Abby and Janet: "I'm talking about the women, the voters, continuing their unbroken streak. The biggest nonsense issue in the campaign issue will belong to the women." Oh, what a crock. Women have no monopoly on nonsense issues at campaign time or any other. Bruno continues: "'Does Abby Bartlet love her children?' Next week: 'Grandpa: Friend or foe?'" Sod off, schmuck. C.J. says, "This is not a woman's issue. This is a dumb woman's issue." Um, okay. Probably some of them vote too, though. Bruno says, "I think anybody who's got a five-point majority and still doesn't control the agenda might be spending a little too much time reading about how to get a man over his fear of commitment." Yeah, that's why women voters don't control the agenda. C.J.: "Remind me to mention that to the population of South Africa." Bruno: "You know what? In the scheme of things, took 'em about five minutes." "Five minutes"? Uh, okay. C.J. asks if they can start.Bruno says yes. C.J. mutters, "Several of the men I've dated haven't yet gotten over their fear of frogs." Bruno: "Okay." I suppose it's just me, but I'm finding this whole exchange somewhat inane. A staffer asks whether anybody's seen tape of this rolling-pin incident yet. C.J. hasn't. Someone -- probably Carol -- says that they're getting it. Bruno says that she was asked about her license and said that, right now, she's just a wife and mother. The staffer suggests that their first option is to make a joke out of it. Bruno wonders sarcastically what they would have to do to it to make a joke out of it. C.J. says that the rolling pins took care of that. Bruno: "It is prêt-à-porter." C.J. tells Carol to remind her to get Josh in on this.