As C.J. approaches, she sees that someone is standing there waiting for her; it's Ron Butterfield. You remember Ron, head of the Secret Service. He tells C.J. he spoke with Frank Tenney this morning. C.J. says that she met with Frank yesterday at Josh's behest, and that Frank filed all the appropriate paperwork. Ron wants to see the message. C.J. sits down and types in her password. Ron asks whether she's checked her email yet today; C.J. says she just got there. Ron looks over her shoulder and sees that the threat-maker sent another one early that morning. He asks if she's had cyber-threats before. C.J. replies, "Not explicitly." Frank told Ron that C.J. didn't recognize the sender's address. Ron diplomatically asks, "Have you had a...bad breakup with a boyfriend lately?" I thought C.J. would snort quite loudly at this. She just chuffs a little bit of air out of her nose and says, "God, Ron, I haven't had a boyfriend in...I get a lot of hate mail. After the President, I'm the single most visible person in the federal government. Every day I'm on TV, and every day, exactly half the people are going to disagree with you, and some of those people are going to hate you, and some of those people are going to write letters." Ron reminds her that this isn't hate mail, it's a death threat, and asks if he could use her computer. As he sits down, he puts his right hand under his left arm, I suppose to keep his weapon from being exposed in case his jacket flaps open a bit, although I wouldn't have thought that Secret Service agents wore their guns closer to their waists than their armpits. What I first thought was that it looked as if it's slightly painful for him to move in certain ways, and I wondered if that was related to being shot in Rosslyn. I can't remember where he took it; I thought it was his hand. Maybe it's nothing, just a tic. Ron goes all Frinkatronic with the traceroute tools and announces that he'll have to take C.J.'s hard drive. He's seen that the server and the IP address of the threat-maker don't match, indicating a forged address. C.J. says that she may have gone too far with her remarks about Saudi Arabia, and that she was thinking of apologizing. Ron says that this doesn't have anything to do with that. C.J.'s confused. Ron states, "Muslim extremists don't get personal. They don't know your name; they don't care. They don't want one person; they want dozens or hundreds. That's why they don't use bullets. Killing one person is a waste of a bomb. He wants you. Why doesn't he want me? Someone will be by in a few minutes to get your hard drive, and we're intercepting all your emails from the address. Thank you." He leaves C.J. looking worried.
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