Josh and Sam tell Toby who the snitch is: "Her name is Karen Larsen. She'd worked on the Vice-President's campaign and in his public affairs office. Aides thought she was getting a bit of a crush on Hoynes, so they moved her further away." Gosh, why does that sound familiar? There's something that reminds me of, but what? It's on the tip of my tongue....Toby guesses that Karen was moved to personnel. "How high is her FBI clearance?" he asks. "High enough," Sam declares. "I think we've found our man," Josh says, who might need to look over that Sex Ed report again. Toby tells Sam to talk to Karen after he gets back from Capitol Hill.
As they hurry to the Oval Office, Leo tells the Prez, "The way the European Union is set up, the rules favor the import of bananas from Latin American countries that used to be European colonies. "I don't want to spend the whole day talking about bananas," the Prez declares, and quickly greets Mrs. L. and Nancy. So, it turns out that there is an area of trivia that the Prez doesn't care about. Mrs. L. asks, "Did you say you wanted a banana? Nancy, you want to get the President a banana?" The Prez says, "I really don't want a banana." Mrs. L. points out that bananas are a good source of potassium. "I'm done talking to you now," the Prez says, and goes into his office, where the whole team is gathered. Leo, not giving up, says that "the rules discriminate against bananas from poorer Latin American countries." The Prez asks if the U.S. is a poorer Latin American country, and having confirmed that it isn't, wonders, "Then why am I having this conversation?" Leo explains that the bananas from poorer Latin American countries are sold through companies based in the United States. Every time I try to write something here about U.S. corporations and the economic and political situation in Latin America, I end up ranting incoherently, so I guess I'll give up and move on. Let's just say, it might not be a coincidence that those countries are the poorest. The Prez asks if he's in trouble with Chiquita and Dole. Leo hesitates: "Well, it's not you so much as...Yeah, it's mostly you." The Prez tells Toby, "We have appointed five people to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Republicans in the House, as well as an alarming number of Democrats, have been holding up those appointments." Toby says he's aware of the situation, and that he's going to a meeting about it later. The Prez adds, "As far as I can tell, their reluctance has little, if anything, to do with bananas." Toby makes a little speech: "I was raised on Sesame Street; I was raised on Julia Child; I was raised on Brideshead Revisited. Their legacies are safe in my hands." He turns in time to see C.J. giggling, and asks if she has a problem. "You watched cooking shows?" she snickers. "I watched Miss Julia Child," Toby sniffs. The Prez confirms that C.J. will meet with the Lydells that afternoon. C.J. asks why everyone's concerned, and Leo repeats Mandy's claim that Mr. Lydell doesn't say much. C.J. is still bewildered by their concern. The Prez explains, "This is no time to put a guy front and center who's embarrassed that his son was gay." Leo adds, "This guy sells dental supplies in the Twin Cities, so how enlightened do you think he's going to be?" Dental supply retailers are well known for their homophobia. C.J. asks if the Prez has looked at the Sex Ed report, and describes it as "very dramatic." The Prez says he'll talk to her about it at the end of the day.