It's C.J.'s turn to roam the corridors. Sam says that he saw the briefing, and says, "I'm not sure I'd put my foot on the gas so hard with Hate Crimes legislation." C.J. growls warningly, "First of all, I barely grazed the gas. Second of all, why not?" Sam says that they're not sure where they stand on this, but C.J. says, "I know where I stand on this." Sam congratulates her, and C.J. grudgingly agrees to go easy on the issue. Abruptly, C.J. asks Sam what his Secret Service code name is, and Sam says, "Princeton." "Mine's Flamingo," says C.J. "That's nice," says Sam, but C.J. says it isn't. "The flamingo is a ridiculous-looking bird," she says. "You're not ridiculous looking," Sam offers, and then asks, "Any way for me to get out of this conversation?" C.J. leaves. Josh pops out and asks to talk to Sam. Sam babbles about his upcoming trip to Bermuda. Josh closes his door and says, "I need to ask you about your friend." Josh asks if Laurie is "expensive." Sam indicates that he's such a stud that he wouldn't really know, but finally allows that she is. Josh says, "I need to know if she would divulge the name, or names, of any influential Republican members of Congress that she might have..." "No way!" responds Sam. "Way!" says Josh. Not really. Instead he says "There's a thing that's gonna happen. Lillienfield knows that Leo's a recovering alcoholic." Sam points out that everyone knows that. Josh says, "Yeah, but they don't know that there were pills." Sam is startled. Josh explains that Leo was hooked on valium six years ago. Sam responds, "He was Secretary of Labor six years ago. He was high when he was running the Labor Department?" Josh says, "Yeah." Sam asks if Lillienfield knows about that, and Josh says he thinks so, "That's why he started this in the first place." Does anyone else wonder if maybe Lillienfield actually has a tip about someone else, and they're worried about the wrong problem? Sam says that he'll call Laurie, and that "we'll go see her together." Josh thanks Sam and leaves.
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