Well, Toby's in Leo's office showing him the picture. Apparently it's a photo of his sister breaking up an organized prayer at a football game. Toby says it's not good, but it's not, you know...Leo says, "These are high school students. Two of them are on their knees praying, while being handcuffed. My sister's standing next to the cop, whose hand is on his nightstick!" Toby suggests the cop's hand is resting on his nightstick. Um, way to reach, there, Toby. I mean, I love ya and all...but come on. I oppose legislated school prayer in public schools as much as you do, but no one's going to read the photo that generously. Leo remarks, "I'm sure that an explanation will be in the caption." He adds that one of the students is black, one's wearing his band uniform..."and you say it's 'not good.' That's a penetrating diagnosis from the White House Communications Director!" Toby points out that it's not like they didn't know about the incident. Leo says they didn't know there was "art." What are the odds that no one at a high school football game would have a camera and have recorded this event? Toby says he can save it. Leo asks if his sister knows she was submitted; Toby says he called her. Leo's not too happy. Toby insists he can save it, as Leo yells for Margaret. He complains, "Oh, a football game, high school, marching band, on their knees. The only things breaking up Norman Rockwell are the cops, the handcuffs, the nightstick, and my sister!" Margaret comes in and Leo tells her to get Josephine on the phone. She leaves and Leo says to Toby, "I begged you to go slow with this nomination." He argues that the post did not urgently need to be filled and no essential functions would suffer without an Assistant Secretary of Primary and Secondary Education. Toby responds that it brings the problem front and centre. Leo wants to know what the prize is for doing that. Margaret comes back in to tell Leo that his sister's on the phone. Leo and Toby just kind of look at each other with a mix of annoyance, regret, frustration, and stubbornness. Toby picks up the picture and says he'll be in his office. Leo suggests that it brings Toby's problem front and centre, and tells him to leave the picture. Toby does and Leo picks up the phone. "Hey, Jo."
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