C.J. and Will enter the Roosevelt Room, where Josh is waiting for them. Josh calls Will "Briefer Boy." Which is better than "Briefs Boy." Josh refers to the briefings as "brutal," calling them "a medieval wonk-baiting." But he's clearly joking. C.J. jumps right into the substance of the meeting, asking what Josh wants in terms of Cabinet members on the campaign trail. Josh tells her that he has another meeting set up for that -- right now, he wants to know what Jed's availability will be for the rest of the campaign. C.J. tells him that they need to keep a few people in the White House to, "you know, run the country." Josh: "Yeah, I don't care about that." They engage in some meaningless political chitchat, and then Josh reminds them that Santos does better wherever people think the country is moving in the right direction. To that end, he would like the White House to schedule as many announcements as possible about pork spending so that people on the receiving end of the pork will feel that the country is moving in the right direction. (Make your own jokes about being on the receiving end of the pork.) Josh mentions that he doesn't want them to do anything they wouldn't otherwise do, and then asks for an announcement about the Molecular Transport Lab in Texas next week. Wait, we're studying molecular transport? I just carried a bowl of soup across my kitchen -- can I get a grant for that? C.J. points out, "You just said you didn't want us to do anything we weren't doing anyway." Josh isn't asking them to make any change in where the lab will be located -- he just wants the announcement moved up. C.J. tells him that no decision has been made about the location of the lab, so there's nothing to announce. Josh has intelligence to the contrary. And then he leaves, telling her that he'll be back at 4:00 for his meeting to schedule campaigning by Cabinet officials. Will asks C.J. how Josh knows that a decision has already been made about the lab. C.J. thinks it might be a rumor, or that Josh might be bluffing.
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