C.J.'s talking to the press on Air Force One. It's 6:45 AM and they're over Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She tells them there are over 120 news outlets covering POTUS's every move, but that only the cream of the crop rides with her: "The rest are consigned to the zoo plane where they do not have moist towelettes. This is why I'm so disappointed that with the exceptions of Terry, Mike, Mark, and Rachel, you all misspelled Muhziriabolah." That's how it's rendered in the closed captioning. That sounds like a pseudo-Arabic piece of nonsense if ever I heard any. Frink laughed when I repeated the name to him over the phone. There's just not even any point in getting into it. One reporter objects: "I'm on television." C.J. says she could tell it was misspelled in his copy. Nothing gets past her, man. Another reporter asks for an advance on the speech to the teachers. C.J.: "An advance copy of text? You must be new." Another one wants to know what POTUS will say about the pipe bombing. C.J. says that obviously he'll talk about it, but that she doesn't know what he'll say. She tells them they'll have fifty minutes to file stories while POTUS has a meeting with the Executive Board. She also tells them that he's spoken twice to Chancellor Bayliss, the president of the university, and has accepted an invitation to speak at the memorial service at KSU on Saturday. Another reporter wants to know if there's anything new from the FBI. C.J.'s still referring those questions to a rep at the FBI, but she does want to underline the initial finding that it doesn't appear to have been an act of foreign terrorism, based on the nature of the explosive. She says their flight is an hour and forty-five minutes, and then they have a forty-five minute ride to Michigan State, where the President is addressing delegates from the NEA for about twenty-five minutes. A reporter mentions that he notices Josh and Toby aren't on the plane: "Are they still at a gas station in Unionville?" Everyone laughs. C.J.: "No, they made it home and their mothers are very relieved. They've been given a four-hour vacation." She starts to leave the cabin area and then stops and says, "M-U-H-Z-I-R-I-A-B-O-L-A-H."
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