It's Tuesday at 6:15 AM. Margaret is in Leo's office asking about the letter Jed was supposed to sign. Leo explains that if the President is undergoing general anaesthesia, he usually signs a letter handing over executive powers to the VPOTUS. Margaret asks if there's going to be trouble. Leo says, "We'll see. To be honest with you I don't really care right now." Margaret tells Leo that she can sign the President's name, and that she has his signature down pretty good. You can probably imagine the look on Leo's face.
Leo: You can sign the President's name?
Leo: On a document removing him from power and handing it to someone else?
Margaret [excitedly]: Yeah! [Leo glares incredulously.] Or...do you think the White House Counsel would say that's a bad idea?
Leo: I think the White House Counsel'd say that's a coup d'état!
Margaret: I'd probably end up doing some time for that.
Leo: I would think! And what the hell are you doing practicing the President's signature?
Margaret: It was just for fun!
Leo: We've got separation of powers, checks and balances, and Margaret, vetoing things and sending them back to the Hill!
Hee hee. C.J. arrived partway through this and Margaret leaves. C.J. wants to know who thought she should do the morning shows. Leo says it was he, and explains that obviously POTUS isn't ready for cameras, and if VPOTUS does it, it's going to look like they don't have a President. He adds, "I'd like the White House to start climbing out from behind the bushes." C.J. tells Leo that she doesn't think it's a good idea and kind of incoherently babbles about it being inappropriate while Josh is still in surgery, but Leo interrupts and asks her what's wrong. She denies that anything is wrong. Leo doesn't really buy it. She says she doesn't want to do it, but starts to offer anyway, when Leo says, "Have Sam do it." She quickly accepts. As Leo leaves his office, she asks him about the letter. He stops in the doorway, and Toby walks up behind him. She explains that she doesn't know how much longer she can put Danny off, and that she thinks the attention on that issue will grow a hundredfold by lunch. Leo tells her to have Danny come see him. He and Toby walk down the hall together as Leo tells Toby that C.J. doesn't want to do the morning shows. Toby says that she's been getting questions about why POTUS exited in open air, and that he's going to talk to the Secret Service. Leo says they're just going to say that they don't comment on procedure. Toby says he wants to try to talk him out of that. Leo says, "You don't have to, Toby." Toby thinks he should. Leo lets it go.