Thursday morning. C.J.'s being briefed for her appearance on Nanny Nanny Boo Boo (which is actually called The Whole Truth -- but my name's better and you know it) by a producer or assistant or whatever. She tells C.J., "If he points to the Truth Meter...." C.J.: "The Truth Meter? Am I on a game show?" Well, yes. More to the point, wouldn't she know about this from the background piece Media Affairs supposedly did for her? The producer tells her that if Taylor points to it, she should keep looking at him. C.J.: "If he dunks me in a river and I float, does that mean I'm a witch?" Now you're catching on. While C.J.'s microphone is being affixed, Taylor (Jay Mohr, oozing smarm, his one genetic gift) shakes her hand and tells her enthusiastically, "God, it's great you could join us -- I'm a huge fan. Thank you!" He seems genuine. C.J. seems stunned. When the cameras go on, he starts in on her right away about global warming. They go back and forth about that for about twenty seconds, Reid calling the World Bank "the UN for tree huggers." Then, of course, without anyone's having said much of any substance, he moves on to judicial nominees.
We cut to the West Wing, where Josh and Toby are watching her on TV. Josh asks how she's doing; Toby thinks the Christians did a little better with the lions. And then they're at a commercial break already -- the show's been on air for about fifty seconds. Who goes to commercial after fifty seconds? Whatever. Josh tells Toby about Leo's request to be subpoenaed for the Ramses hearings. Toby's puzzled. Josh: "Hunt's asking for all emails within the DoD and Mueller-Wright. He thinks the bid process was rigged." He adds that Leo rose to O'Neal's defence. Toby: "Leo can't testify in front of the Armed Services Committee. Did you talk to him?" Josh says he tried. Toby: "Does the President know?" Josh: "Should he?" Is it just me or has Brad Whitford dyed his hair darker? I keep thinking I should colour my hair. I never have -- too scared. I was even too scared to try that Sun-In crap in high school, which was obviously a blessing, because have you seen how that shit looks?