Nancy knocks and says it's the Secretary-General. Charlie says Jed can't take it. Jed says he read the Rwanda memo. Leo confesses, "I told him to pass-block on the call." Jed demands to know why. Leo: "Parking tickets." Jed makes an even angrier face and heads for the phone. Leo pleads with him not to get into it. Yeah, good luck with that. Jed jabs the button on the phone and bellows, "There are big signs! You can't park there! They should get towed! I hope they get towed to Queens! And the Triboro is closed! And there's a big craft show at Shea! A flea market! Or a tractor show!" Dude, get a grip. You can't talk to Kofi Annan like that! I bet he can kick your ass. Nancy slips out because it's a little embarrassing to watch your father lose it like this, even if you're pretending to be his assistant. Jed jabs the button to end the call. Charlie points out, "Well, that was probably his secretary." Jed: "Dammit!" Charlie: "You can bet she'll be parking it in a garage, though."
Jed gets back to Leo, who is just grimacing at him: "Do you really think that Vicky Hilton is unable to distinguish between this order and a combat order?" Leo says that it was a combat order: "They're all combat orders! When you order a guy to go fight, the guy can't think it's 'cause you're sleeping with his wife." Jed: "You're right." Leo: "That's...an unusual phrase for you, sir. Did you just learn it, or..." Jed says that Leo didn't let him finish. Leo: "I had a hunch." Jed: "I may also be right. We get five more people in here, I think we're going to have eight opinions! So let's!" Leo shakes his head, saying, "It's Pentagon." Jed argues, "And two elections in a row, people said they wanted me to run that." Leo points out there are issues of chain of command and command influence. Jed replies, "Right now, I'm not talking about overruling anyone or pardoning anyone. Right now, I'm just talking about having people over and asking questions." Maybe over a nice cup of chai? Oh God, Jed lapses into an anecdote about playing basketball in prep school. Let me see if I can extract the point without having to recount all this blather: winners want the ball. Yes, that's it. Jed: "I don't think I ever want to hear, "It's too sticky for the Oval Office." He heads for his desk and starts screaming at the phone, "Except for parking tickets, you cheap-ass diplomats!" Jed walks over to Charlie and pokes him lightly in the chest with his forefinger, saying, "Read that whole memo on Rwanda, by the way." Charlie kind of smirks. Lotta smirking in this episode. Jed turns to Leo and asks what he's smiling at. Leo: "Nothing." Jed asks, "Are we together on this? Do we have resolve? We've got four years, no election, and a Republican Congress that hates me, and actually, hates you more. You ready to saddle up?" Leo: "Well, I serve at the President's pleasure...and it's kind of nice for me to." Jed, finally calming down a bit: "All right. Good, then. Happy Thanksgiving." Which reminds me: isn't there a turkey somewhere that needs pardoning?