After the credits and commercials, including one for the Garden Claw Gold which I must have, not to mention one of the new West Side Story Gap commercials that I am loathing, we're back at the White House at 11:30 p.m that same night. Josh and Donna are chatting alone in the Mural Room, continuing the discussion about her stylish penmanship. In the midst of an (even for Donna) inane remark about Salvador Dali's penmanship, Leo arrives and asks if he's interrupting something important. With obvious relief, Josh replies, "I can't even begin to tell you how you're not." Donna scoots off to see if people are having fun in the other room. Leo tells Josh that Jeff Breckenridge, their nominee for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, isn't going to sail. ["Is he related to Myra? Oh, probably not." -- Strega] Leo explains that somebody named Stadler has a problem with the fact that Breckenridge supports slavery reparations. Stadler's apparently unhappy about the fact that Breckenridge is quoted on the back of the dust jacket for a forthcoming book called The Unpaid Debt. Leo instructs Josh to talk to Breckenridge the next day; Josh protests that he's not the guy for the job. In the background Leo hears people chanting C.J.'s name and wonders what that's about; Josh informs him that C.J. is going to do "The Jackal." Leo smiles and says he loves that. Josh tries to convince Leo that Toby's the guy to deal with Breckenridge, given the job he did with Mendoza. Leo says that Toby's barely alive as a result of the Mendoza confirmation. He puts a finger on Josh's chest and says, "This one's you." Leo wants to go watch "The Jackal" and wanders off, as Josh walks behind him, saying, "I'm a white guy from Connecticut." Leo: "We've met, Josh." Josh wonders if it isn't kind of a delicate subject for him to get into with a black civil-rights lawyer from Athens, Georgia. Leo replies, "Remember you're also Jewish." Josh says, "Then he's sure to love me." In the hallway they run into Cathy. Leo asks her where Sam is; she says, "In his office, fighting with your daughter." Leo tells her to get Sam to come to the press room, so he won't miss "The Jackal."
Episode Report CardDeborah: B+ | 665 USERS: C+
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