They start walking back to C.J.'s office, and Will points out that the senior Senator from Kentucky will be mighty upset if they announce that the lab is going to Texas (and therefore not going to Kentucky) before the election, since one of his major arguments for reelection is that he can bring home the pork. By now, they've arrived at C.J.'s office, and Margaret tells her that the French Ambassador is waiting in the Mural Room. Will and C.J. continue their chat on the way to the Mural Room. C.J. tells Will that she promised the Senator from Kentucky that they would not announce the location of the lab until after the election. C.J. stops to sign some random piece of paper a lackey holds out to her, and she tells Will, "You're doing it again." He's confused, asking what he's doing. C.J.: "Just standing there in front of me." Now he's even more confused, telling her, "I thought we were talking." C.J.: "That's over now. Go see what you can find out about the nanny." Will still doesn't know how he's supposed to do that, but C.J. interrupts, telling him, "Walk away from me now."
Mural Room. C.J. pours some water and starts speaking to the French Ambassador about the Sudan. Frenchy has already heard about the attacks on the camps, although he calls them "internally displaced people's camps." He agrees that the attacks are awful. C.J. tells him that they want to cut off the flow of money to the government in order to try to stop the genocide. He points out that the European Union has formally condemned the genocide, and she tells him, "The perpetrators do not care." That's the problem with most genocidal maniacs -- they don't really care what others think of them. Frenchy points out that French students have launched a divestiture campaign. C.J. turns that to her advantage, pointing to it as a sign that the French government has "the domestic constituency to support bold action." She tells him that the U.S. may be willing to support reopening French arms sales to China in exchange for a U.N. resolution sanctioning Sudanese oil. He immediately tells her that China will veto such a resolution. She tells him, "They might," but he tells her there's no doubt about it. He blusters, "If it was up to me, NATO troops would have been on the ground in the Sudan years ago." She asks if he's offering French troops for a NATO peacekeeping mission, and he backtracks, claiming that it's best for the African Union troops to solve what is an African problem. She tells him, "We would all prefer an African solution, but it's not working." He tells her that they have to study the root of the problem, and suggests that, for too long, the U.S. went easy on the Sudanese government out of a desire to gain its assistance in gathering intelligence on extremis Islamist terrorist groups. He continues, "When we push things to the side, often they come back to haunt us." Ultimately, it comes down to the fact that the French government will not introduce the resolution because it will hurt relations with China. Frenchy: "You are so fond of calling yourselves the leaders of the free world. So, lead." Commercials.