Kate's in...a room off the Sit Room? Have we ever seen this room before? And will she ever get an office of her own? She has a bound document in her hand, and she asks Military Guy, who is entering the room, what it is. He tells her that it's "Operation Northern Lights." Apparently, someone has already developed a plan to infiltrate Canada with CIA operatives disguised as ranchers so that they can "assess the threat level" before the insertion and extraction phase. Which sounds too dirty even for me. Kate wonders whether he's thinking of Blackhawks or something else (something that sounds like "halo drop"). Military Guy says that he can work up a strategy for both of those things. Kate was clearly not serious, and she tells him to stop. Fish and Wildlife Guy enters the room to tell them that the ranchers are issuing a statement on Canadian television. (I guess they decided it was important enough to preempt a repeat of Degrassi: The Next Generation. Because that's the only thing on Canadian television, isn't it? ["...yes." -- Wing Chun]) Kate hands the Operation Northern Lights plan back to Military Guy, and tells him, "Don't give this to anyone. Including me."
Annabeth is continuing her tour for the students. They're peeking into the Oval Office, and she is describing the furniture. As they walk back into the corridor, she asks if there are any questions. At that moment, Toby comes walking along, and Annabeth introduces him to the group. He asks if Annabeth is showing them the place, and she tells him that they only have the Roosevelt Room left. Toby has started to walk away when Cody pipes up to ask a question: "Do you know who we are?" Toby mangles the name, and then has to admit that he doesn't know why they're there. It turns out that they're "a youth lobby in support of a constitutional amendment to prohibit discrimination of voting rights on the basis of age." Geek Girl is mortified that Cody is raising such a ruckus. Toby points out that their proposal is radical. Cody asks, "Why did we get the brush-off today? Why do we keep getting passed down the food chain? And why do you keep looking to our chaperone or Ms. Schott to intervene?" I think it's because you're creeping him out, kid. Cody continues, "We're children, and that in itself shouldn't render us meaningless. But in this society, we are meaningless, because we're powerless. We have no voice." Hey, I feel your pain -- I live in the District of Columbia, where not only do we have no representation in Congress, we can't even control how our own local tax dollars are spent without the Federal government telling us what to do. Toby tells Cody that he'll read the group's materials, and Annabeth tries to lead them into the Roosevelt Room. But Cody's not going down without a fight, accusing Toby of giving them the brush-off again. Toby asks him what they want, and Cody responds that what they want is to be able to discuss their agenda with someone who matters. Toby says he understands.