Will's in Toby's office, reading somewhat angrily from this speech he just got. "'America needs a new doctrine for a new century, based not just on our interests but on our values across the world.'" Toby: "Find those values for me, please." Will says he doesn't have to: "The President of the United States already has: 'We are for freedom of speech everywhere; freedom to worship everywhere; freedom to learn for every child...'" Toby wants to know how he plans to enforce a universal, global right to education. Elsie pipes up: "The same way the U.S. enforced anything it wanted in the middle part of the twentieth century: somebody called our father." Toby asks her what, exactly, she's doing here anyway. We'd all like to know. Elsie says that FLOTUS likes her jokes. She comes off pretty snot-nosed saying it, too. That's because she can't do this dialogue; she's simply not in the same league as the other actors on this show. Also: I'm really quite surprised to hear that FLOTUS is even remotely conscious of Elsie's existence, much less a member of her fan club.
Will follows Toby out into the bullpen, still reading from the speech. Toby finishes his sentence, pointing out that he read it about sixteen years ago, and he thinks it was about El Salvador, and that there was a reason he had it stricken from the record. Now he's shouting. That's the Toby we know and love. Will wants to know what the reason is. Toby doesn't know: "But things have reasons!" Will's shouting too: "Do they?" Toby insists that they do. Will: "Okay, but C.J. this morning put the body count at 15,000!" Toby asks if he's talking about Kundu: "That's what the hell this is about?" Will says he's talking about everything, and goes back to quoting from the speech, a part about freedom from oppression, economic slavery, religious fanaticism... "Tell me if these describe anyone we know." Toby says this isn't what he meant by drafting new language. Will: "What did you mean?" Toby snaps, "Making the old language sound better!" He pauses and adds, "You're asking the two of us to create foreign policy by ourselves! That's usually not a good idea. You've got your Pentagon, the NSC, and what do you call it...the State Department!" Will says that Toby and Leo and Josh are POTUS's senior counsellors, and that it's not like POTUS doesn't already want to go there. Toby points out, "This language proposes a new doctrine for the use of force! That we use force, whenever we see an injustice we want to correct: like Mother Teresa with first-strike capability!" Man, since around this time last year, I never know what side of things Toby's going to be on. Will: "Damn right!" Toby shakes his head like someone just threw some cold water at his face and says, "Oh, you've had too many dinners with Daddy." Will doesn't know what to say to that. Toby asks him to go back to finding new language for the foreign policy section. Will says he should and leaves.