Donna brings Janet some coffee. Janet apologizes for not having asked Donna's name; Donna tells her what it is. Donna is the name of Bill and Janet's daughter, who is seven months old, and she has a three-year-old brother named Harry. She wonders if Donna knows how it works with the money/ payoff/ ransom/ whatever. Donna doesn't know. She explains that she's an assistant. Janet expresses concern about the critical articles her husband has written about the Bartlet administration, and his clashes with C.J.; Donna assures her: "Nobody cares about that tonight. And you want to know a secret about C.J.? But you can't tell your husband this, really. She battles with them every day, but she loves reporters. She's very protective of them, and it...it doesn't matter whether...you know?" Janet understands.
Toby and Andy are still at it: "It took...Andrea, it took three days to get the language through NSC and the NSA. It isn't coming out of the speech." Andy says she didn't think it was. Toby asks, "Then why are we here for an hour?" Andy explains that several members have drafted an insert; she asks Toby to look at it. Toby agrees. She gets up and hands it to him. She indicates a paragraph on the page, saying, "This would follow your paragraph." Toby reads, "'Our goal is neither to preach nor proclaim American values. We have deep respect for our Islamic brothers and sisters, and we have a great deal to learn from the values of...tolerance and faith that are deeply held throughout the Islamic world.'" He pauses. "So this is your way of saying 'any resemblance the previous paragraph may have had to foreign policy is purely coincidental'?" Andy softly says, "That's right." Toby replies, "Guess what? Our goal is to proclaim American values." Can I just interject that not all "American" and Muslim values are mutually exclusive, and the sooner more Americans recognize and learn that, the better? Can I also interject that the good old United States of America is home to some seven million Muslims and to an estimated three million Arab-Americans (and those two groups overlap)? There aren't only Arabs and Muslims "over there" and somewhere else. They're here working and obeying laws and paying taxes and trying to raise their families like most other people.