At the dump, Santos walks up to a woman who is carrying a trash bag from her car to a dumpster. He introduces himself, and asks if he can help her with her bag. Without waiting for an answer, he grabs the bag and throws it into the dumpster. He then turns back to shake her hand, but ends up looking at his trash-infested hand and just gives her a small wave. She walks away without saying a word.
Josh and Ronna are across the street, sitting on the tailgate of the SUV. He asks her about the education stuff, but she tells him that Ned is working on that, while she works on a national service program and some ideas for Medicare reform: "He's thinking about a series of speeches starting tomorrow night at Hawkes House." Josh tells her that he doesn't want to come on too strong with Santos (too late!), and that he needs her help. She asks him if he wants the memos they're working on. He doesn't: "I want to rein in the policy process." She tells him that he can't do that, and he gets on his Huffy bike: "What part of 'campaign manager' do you not understand? Do you want me to draw you a flow chart?" In all of these little confrontations, you can tell that Josh is trying his very best not to come off like an officious prick, but it's not working too well. Ronna asks, "Where's Matt on this flow chart?" Josh wants her to call Santos "the Congressman," but she tells him that Santos "likes to be called Matt. And he runs his own policy process." Josh doesn't seem to care what Santos wants: "'Matt' is a guy who hosts home improvement shows. 'The Congressman' is a guy who runs for President. And you don't give policy speeches in New Hampshire, the world's capital of grip-and-grin." Josh, if you want to talk about grip-and-grin, I really think you should be having this conversation directly with Santos. Ronna tells Josh that Santos has a history of going off on his own if he thinks his staff is dragging their feet on a policy he likes. Josh tells her that he has to meet with some state legislators, and asks her to keep Santos there until CNN shows up: "Don't let him change the official language to Flemish while I'm gone." And then Josh hops into a second SUV, one that is apparently being driven by a volunteer (or maybe a staffer).
A local dumps his recycling into a dumpster and walks by Santos. When Santos greets him, he actually recognizes him as "that new candidate from Texas." The local asks Santos if he knows some guy named Phil who "lives right there, in Sierra Vista." Santos corrects him, pointing out that Sierra Vista is in Arizona, and that Sierra Blanca is in Texas. There are over 1,000 towns in Texas, so I'm pretty doubtful that Santos could be so immediately certain that there was no Texas town named Sierra Vista. And how stupid are we supposed to believe people from New Hampshire are, that this guy would really wonder if a random person from Texas would know some other random person from Texas? Because no matter what the people from Massachusetts might say, I don't think New Hampshirites are that stupid. In any case, the local just looks at Santos and walks away.