On a monitor broadcasting C.J.'s briefing, Katie is asking whether the most practical reason for not assassinating foreign leaders is the fear of retaliation against government officials and their families. C.J. says that Shareef wasn't targeted as a foreign leader, but as a terrorist who was going to blow up the Golden Gate Bridge. She says that Zoey will be coming down soon, and the reporters will want to get into position, and she reminds them that Zoey's been through a horrible ordeal and she's not taking questions: "So if you could show some basic, human -- you know, I almost said 'decency,' but I'm back."
The camera drifts over to the Oval Office, where Bartlet's asking, "What's next?" He's meeting with Leo and some military bigwigs about national security issues. Some guy loaded with hardware says, "Norfolk is remaining at THREATCON 5." That must be difficult, since there's no such thing. Ach, why do I bother? He continues, "The training manuals confiscated in Portland included blueprints for a Radiological Dispersion Device, and the guys we detained in Tanzania yesterday were packing botulinum toxin and cyanide." Jed: "But we can go ahead and light some sparklers in our own back yard..." Ron Butterfield (who, I must remind you, is the magic) says that there will be an extra two thousand officers out. Airspace is being monitored by the Air Force, and a no-boating zone on the Potomac is being enforced. Aw, there go Gatsby's sailing plans. Not that I know if people can or do sail on the Potomac. It's a river, so, probably not. I dunno. Nor do I care. Please don't email me everything you know about the Potomac River. Bartlet: "An invitation to party if I ever heard one." Leo says that very few local events have been affected. They go over some things that were cancelled, one of which is that an "overflow group" of immigrants taking their citizenship oaths lost their venue because the VFW hall they were going to use had a bomb scare. Bartlet thanks them all.