At the bleak-looking VFW hall in Nashua -- where, believe me, it's not an SRO event -- Governor Bartlet is rattling on about economics, his area of specialty. Behind him on the stage, the New Hampshire flag (you know, "Don't tread on me") is hanging sideways. Toby's sitting alone on a table at the back. Some tool in a suit comes over to him and asks what Bartlet's going to say if he's asked about the New England DFC. Toby says he doesn't know. The Tool asks if Toby talked to him, which Toby confirms, and asks what Bartlet's going to say. Toby says again that he doesn't know. The Tool keeps pestering Toby about it and asks him a third time what the Governor will say. Toby replies, "I have no new information since the last time you asked me that question." Bartlet's fielding a question about taxes and is blathering on to a woman in the audience about how married people seem to be penalized tax-wise. The Tool accuses Toby, "You told him to go ahead and piss off the dairy farmers, didn't you?" Toby is looking more and more annoyed. He finally says that he asked Bartlet about his vote, Bartlet told him, and he advised him that if asked about it tonight, he should. Piss off the dairy farmers, that is. "It's the easiest thing to remember: tell the truth." The Tool asks Toby, "Do you enjoy losing?" Toby states, "Not that much, no. Then again, I have nothing to compare it to." The Tool wanders back to the other side of the room to stand with all the other tools on this campaign who fail to appreciate Toby's brilliance.
Episode Report CardDeborah: A | 1422 USERS: B
YOU GRADE IT