Leo moves on to try to brief POTUS some more, but Jed would rather tell Leo that he should keep some casual clothes in the office for times when they have to work late. Perhaps they're working toward some story arc where they reveal that Bartlet has also been secretly hiding the fact that he has ADD. Leo gets him back on the subject, telling him that initial reports of the accident look good: there haven't been any airborne releases of toxins and no radiation readings. However, both trucks are still burning, and they're going to have to pull fire crews back. Apparently, the transport containers have been tested to withstand 1475-degree temperatures, but that a tunnel fire involving a train in Baltimore went as high as 1500 degrees. Jed tells Leo that he already knows this. He was told this half an hour ago already. Now he knows what it's like to watch Boston Public. Jed brags that he's going to be "thirty minutes smarter" than Leo all night. Leo asks whether Jed knows about the other truck already, then. Oops, Jed doesn't. Take that, President Smug. The other truck was reported stolen from a truck stop in Glenns Ferry two weeks ago. Jed asks whether the driver was killed in the accident. Leo says he was. Jed asks, "Arab?" Sigh. If I were considering terrorist activity in Idaho, my first thought would be Aryan Nation, since that's where they're headquartered. In any event, crashing into a nuclear transport in the middle of a deserted area where the nearest town has a population of 20,000 and enough time to evacuate doesn't seem like an effective form of terrorism. Not that I want my terrorists to be effective, mind you. I'll just shut up now. Leo tells POTUS that the driver was some guy named Gary Vernon Clark, and that it looks like the accident was just an accident. The pacing here just seems off. Why tell us that the truck was stolen to increase dramatic tension, only to deflate it all seconds later? And who steals a big rig, anyway, other than a character in a summer action movie? And who would be so stupid as to steal a big rig and continue driving it two weeks later? POTUS mutters that the accident has turned into the most dangerous, unanticipated situation in the history of nuclear waste transportation. Well, the thing about the most dangerous situations is that they're generally unanticipated. Jed asks what the meeting Josh is running is about, but Leo tells him not to worry about it.
Josh is wandering around asking whether anybody has seen some other lost folder of his, regarding "southeast targets." I don't think bombing Ritchie's voting base is going to lead to victory, either. Donna pops in to give him the missing folder and to drag him back into her subplot. They pedeconference around as Donna explains that nothing special needs to be done in order for POTUS to issue a proclamation for Molly Marillo. Josh insists that POTUS can't just go around making declarations just because Donna would like them. Josh claims that they're reserved for truly important causes. Donna informs them that they're smack in the middle of "National Digestive Diseases Awareness Week." Well, if you had a digestive disease, you wouldn't be so quick to dismiss it, Donna. And last week they had "General Pulaski Memorial Day." Josh tells her they haven't vetted Molly Marillo yet. Donna asks if he's worried that Marillo is a lesbian. Josh jokes that if she were, they'd actually consider it. He's more worried that she has some skeleton in her closet. He tells Donna to do a Google search on her and then come talk to him. You know, I did that with my own name last year and about choked when the first match was a gay porn site. After hyperventilating for about an hour, I clicked over to discover that they had illegally posted some writing I had done for some gay press outlets for reasons that still elude me. I made them take it down, but wondered if that was why I never got an invitation to my high school's ten-year reunion. Not that I would have attended. ["Apparently if you do a search on the full name of our Jessica, the very first result is a dominatrix. Jessica claims it's not her, but...." -- Wing Chun]