In Richmond, Leon, Bruno, and Dan are meeting with Vinick in a hotel room. Bruno tells Vinick that the New York Times loves the guest worker program, and he thinks there's even a chance for an endorsement. Dan tells him that's the "kiss of death for a conservative." Eh, I think by the general election that's not the case. And it's not as if not being a conservative prevented Vinick from winning the nomination. Oh, look, Sheila's there. She tells Vinick that George called and wants to have a "clarifying meeting." Vinick tells her to have Veep nominee Sullivan speak to George: "He knows how to talk to those people." Sheila slowly puts down her coffee cup and reminds him, "'Those people' can take this election away from you." Vinick tells her that he can't meet with George again. Sheila says that George claims that Vinick promised him approval of judges. Vinick: "That's because I did." Pause. Pause. Pause. Bruno: "You promised them judges?" Vinick: "Yeah. I lied." Sheila is shocked -- shocked, I tell you -- to hear that Vinick lied. Vinick points out that George also lied, since he promised to keep it a secret and then leaked it to Drudge: "I lied to a liar." Vinick is getting angry, muttering under his breath. He stands up and yells at Sheila, "He's what's wrong with this party. He's the problem, not me." Yeah, he may be the problem, Vinick, but it's not as if you and your so-called moderate friends haven't gone along with George and his pals for years. Vinick thinks that if George and his "gang" want to have a say in picking judges, they should run for the Senate. Sheila asks Vinick if he's done. Vinick: "Yeah. You?" She tells him she is, and starts to walk away. Vinick tries to weasel his way out of the lie, telling Bruno and Dan that George had him cornered in the meeting, so he decided to tell him what he wanted to hear and then ignore him after the election. Yeah, this is the guy I want negotiating with the leader of China over some crucial security issue. I mean, he couldn't even stand up to Herman's Intellect. Sheila starts yelling at Vinick that if he had asked her, she would have told him it was a stupid plan because George was sure to leak the promise. Vinick: "I thought you said you were done?" Sheila: "I lied!" In the silence that follows, Bruno suggests calling in Sullivan to help out.
Back in the Capitol, Vinick announces that he's introducing a resolution calling for speedy implementation of CAFTA. He ties CAFTA back in to the idea of securing the border with Mexico by claiming that improving the economies of Central American countries will decrease the flow of immigrants into the U.S. A reporter asks Vinick whether he's trying to highlight his support of CAFTA because Santos voted against it. Vinick: "He did? I thought he voted for it? I'm not sure how he voted; you can check on that." And that? Was masterful. Another reporter asks about the judge promise, and Vinick claims that this is not the appropriate place for campaign discussions.