Jed calls to Sam; Sam walks over. Jed tells Sam, "Nice job." Sam thanks him. As Jed rolls down his sleeves, and does a very smooth coat flip, he inquires, "Tell me again why I can't wear whatever the hell I want." Sam: "Well, that's not entirely true, sir. The earmuffs are optional." POTUS indicates that he probably won't be wearing them, as he claps Sam on the arm and takes off for Leo's office.
Jed enters, lamenting, "Whatever happened to Pong? It was great! It was relaxing, it had that very satisfying sound." Jake Kimball is played by Bosom Buddy Peter Scolari. I had a bit of a crush on him in high school. Jake smiles and says, "I don't know, sir." Jed doesn't, either. Jed asks Leo for something as he puts on his glasses; Leo hands him a note. Jed reads it and then says, "No." He then explains to Jake: "Leo wanted to see if we could guarantee you a loan." Jake looks truly surprised and says, "I didn't know that. I can't ask you for that." Jed: "I appreciate that. And I can't give it to you, but I think I can do Leo one better." Leo: "What?" Jed announces: "We'll stay your biggest customer. When you announce your recall, you can announce that you're keeping your government contracts. Leo will work it out with Congress." Jake replies, with a bit of a tremor in his voice, "That's very generous, Mr. President. I appreciate your confidence." Jed ain't giving it away for nothing, though: "Talk to me about the seventy-five thousand workers." Jake quickly states that he won't be taking any salary for two years, and that his managers will cut their salaries by 50\% before they even consider layoffs. Jed says, "All right. Jakie, this is the White House. If we only screw up twice before breakfast, it is a very good morning." "Jakie"? Jake says, "Yes, sir." Jed also informs him that he can't make any more campaign contributions, to Jed or any other Democrat. Jed: "You can vote. That's it." Jake's got it. Jed mutters that he knew he'd get screwed by a computer one day (yeah, it's all about you) and says he has a very important photo op he has to get to.