Josh asks if Joe doesn't want to get a job in the Republican party. Joe does, but he can't, because he's in the doghouse with several people at the National Committee. He wrote a memo for the SG arguing that the Supreme Court should uphold regulations that limit soft-money donations to political campaigns. Josh: "That's gotta be the kind of thing that winds you up in GOP jail for the same amount of time as...." Joe: "A Democrat who speaks out against abortion?" Josh: "Right." He wonders why Joe wants to work at the White House instead of the private sector. Joe says he's on his way to New York for a final interview at Debevoise and Plimpton. Josh says that's his father's firm; he was a partner there. Joe knows. Josh says they're going to offer him $225,000 a year: "Is this your fallback?" Joe: "They're my fallback." Josh asks him again why he wants to work here. Joe: "I like public service. I want to serve, and you guys are the only ones left." I liked this routine better the first time around, with Ainsley. Josh asks why he hasn't signed the questionnaire. Joe says he can't, because he lied on Question 75: "Have you ever done anything that would reflect poorly on the President?" Josh: "What'd you do?" Joe: "I didn't vote for him." Donna gets all gooey-eyed and says, "That's really very sweet." Shut up, Donna. Josh looks at her. Donna assures him: "Not to me." Josh finally relents, convinced Joe really wants to work there, and says he'll recommend Joe to Leo.
Jed and Leo are standing by the table, watching Toby, C.J., Debbie, Ed, and Larry play poker. Jed tells them to hurry it up, because they're going to be called back into the Oval Office: "Debbie, do something." She bets fifty bucks. Everyone folds, and she takes all the chips again. Jed thanks her. He asks Leo if the pastrami is from Krupin's. Leo says it is. Jed: "Tissue-paper-thin?" Leo says "yes," really defensively. Like someone asked him if he's bathed recently. Dude, it's just food. Simmah. Nancy calls Jed into the Oval Office to talk to Chigorin. Leo turns to Jed and says, "Nice job." They leave.