Meanwhile, in Josh's office Mandy is badgering him again as he races around looking for files and tries to ignore her. She's arguing that they've won, he insists it's a tie, she tells him when a tie is the best you can do you "depart the playing field and call it a win." Josh begs to differ, and tells Donna to call the President's office and let them know he'll have a solution for them very soon (though he admits he doesn't actually have one). Mandy promises she'll put the best face on things if they pass the bill as is. When Josh cracks that she could put the best face on a turnpike collision, she slams his door shut so that she can rip a strip off him. "You're fighting the wrong fights and you're doing it for the wrong reasons. That's all." Mandy marches off, probably to go torture Toby some more. Donna comes back and Josh complains that he needs the research faster, that it's taking too long. Donna tells him that they're doing the best they can but that some of the computer files are antiquated. For some reason this makes the big old lightbulb go off over Josh's head and he sits in his chair repeating, "They're antiquated...they're antiquated." Donna looks at him like maybe he needs his medication adjusted. He tells Donna to tell the Prez that Josh can see him at his convenience. He chucks a file in a file holder with the air of someone slam-dunking a ball and smiles smugly. I confess, I had no idea what his solution was from this scene.
Back at dweeb HQ, also known as Sam's office, Toby is now standing over him, backseat-writing the birthday message. They're squabbling over how to do it when Josh bursts in with, "Guess what? The Antiquities Act!" Suddenly he's got their full attention, and they're both impressed. Toby elucidates: "The President is empowered to designate any federal land to be a national park." Sam says, "Big Sky." Josh replies: "Done deal," and wants to know if they want to come along to tell POTUS. But now both Toby and Sam want to "nail" the birthday message. When Josh finds out what they're obsessively working on, he tells them, "The two of you need to put your heads down on your desks," and departs. Sam and Toby go back to bickering.