West Wing
Guns Not Butter

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Votes and Goats

Out in the hall, Will catches up with Josh again. Josh: "What's up, Mr. Daley?" Will corrects his name again. Josh says if they're lucky, foreign aid's going to be funded for another ninety days at seventy-five cents on the dollar: "No one who's ever said they wanted bipartisanship has ever meant it. But the people are speaking. Because 68 percent think we give too much in foreign aid, and 59 percent think it should be cut." Will notes that he likes that statistic. I love the light fixtures in this hallway. I want one like that for my upstairs hall. Josh says he does; Will asks why. Josh explodes: "Because nine percent think it's too high, and shouldn't be cut!" Dude, simmah. "Nine percent of respondents could not fully get their arms around the question. There should be another box you can check for, 'I have utterly no idea what you're talking about. Please, God, don't ask for my input.'" Will asks why foreign aid is important. Josh says it fosters democracy. Will: "There you go." Josh affects what I think is supposed to be some kind of British accent and says, "Well, well-played young man! Very good, yes, yes." Josh keeps walking, and Will rushes to catch up with him, pointing out his change of voice. Josh cites the Churchill quotation Will cited earlier. Will says Churchill also said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others. Josh says he'll work with him on the legislative section of the speech after the vote. He suggests getting some food. Will agrees, but excuses himself to go speak with C.J.

He walks up to her as she's speaking to Carol and says, "Excuse me, I believe you put a goat in my office, and I just want you to know that I stand here with full humour and total focus." C.J. started walking toward him when he approached her, so now he's backing up down the hallway as she keeps coming at him. "You can fill my office with bicycles, you can cover the windows with 'Seaborn for Congress' posters, you can bring in 101 Dalmatians. I'm focused on what I'm doing." They stop moving and C.J. asks, "Who are you?" He says he's Will Bailey. She introduces herself and shakes his hand. She starts walking, saying she didn't put the goat in his office and that it must have been someone else. She says she put it in the office being used by a new guy Toby and Josh were trying to give a hard time. She stops, "Oh, wait!" Will asks if she understands that he's working on the Inaugural Address. C.J. "How's that going?" Will semi-shouts: "There's bicycles and goats in my office!" Will collects himself and asks, "All right. Any care and feeding I should know about?" C.J. says the goat has a handler, and says she'll get it out of his office. Will insists on taking his hazing "like the Eton valedictorian that [he is]." He asks for the name of the handler. C.J. tells him. He asks, "The goat has a name?" C.J.: "Ron." Will thanks her and leaves. C.J. smiles. He's certainly being a sport about all this.

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