"This is still my office, right?" Toby says that they have some pressing things to discuss. As expected, Jed wants to hear first about what NASA's up to. NASA's investigating the possibility that the ship may have gone into "safe mode," whereby if it senses trouble, it's programmed to turn its systems off to avoid further damage, and wait for instructions from Earth. Jed: "Earth's giving it instructions." Sam points out the obvious -- that it's not responding. Jed mutters, "Like my kids." Having dispensed with that, C.J. summarizes that the issues that remain are the classroom, the green beans, and the stamp. And: "Depending on who those people were that were standing near me, the possibility of a story about me being good in bed." Toby: "'Good in bed'?" Josh is suddenly less sleepy. C.J.: "Yes." Toby: "Why?" C.J., quite firmly: "Because I am." Toby: "Okay." Toby's face didn't change expression for this whole exchange, which I thought was very restrained of him. The President decides that green beans are next. Toby suggests a photo op with the President eating green beans and dropping in a quote about how he's always looking for new green bean recipes. Josh adds that the next time they're in California they'll drop in on Oregon and make sure nothing burned down. Next: the stamp. Josh starts to talk about the Dork Squad, also known as the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, but C.J.'s muttering something to Toby. POTUS asks if there's something she'd like to share with the class. Well, he didn't but I think that would have been a good (and characteristic) line for him. She apologizes and Josh goes back to try his spiel again, and she decides to share: "I said, 'you don't like green beans, sir.'" Toby starts to reprimand her but she's vehement: "He doesn't enjoy them! He doesn't think they're bad for you and he doesn't think the people that make them are evil, they're simply not his cup of tea! He doesn't care for them. Why don't we think the adults of Oregon will be okay with that if put to them just that way? And Josh, why do you think that people -- adult Americans -- why do you think they can't understand that we can honour a man's contribution without necessarily subscribing to his politics? They can understand a lot of things. People stopped trusting government during Vietnam and it was because government stopped trusting them. It's a cautionary tale, Josh." Josh pauses and gently says that he was going to say that he thinks they should put Aquino on the stamp. C.J. says, "Oh.
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