"Dig it, Ms. Wade: You're the President's Girlfriend!"
Cut to Sydney later, having a swoony ride home in the limo. Man, I'd love to have a chauffeur. I cannot think of any type of employee I would rather have than someone to drive me around. I like being other places but I generally loathe getting from Point A to Point B.
Next day at the White House: POTUS arrives and greets Janie and Mrs. Chapil. Mrs. Chapil tells POTUS that Lewis and Robin are in his office waiting to speak with him. He asks Janie to get him the number of a florist. She offers to take care of it, but he wants to do it himself and for her just to get him the number. Janie's quite persistent in failing to understand the request, and they go back and forth until he says, "I want to send some flowers, Janie. I want to do it myself. I don't want to staff it out. I don't want to issue an Executive Order. I just want a phone number." Janie says she'll get it, and Shepherd goes into the Oval Office. Lewis and Robin ask for five minutes of his time, but Shepherd says he needs two minutes before that to make a call; Janie brings him the number and leaves. Lewis wants to know who "they're" calling; POTUS replies, "I'm calling the Organization of the United Brotherhood of It's-None-of-Your- Damn-Business, Lewis. I'll be with you in a second." Lewis and Robin take off. Shepherd starts to make his call by finding out from the operator how to get an outside line. I wonder what it's like to work in a job where you have so much responsibility and power and assistance that it would never come under your purview to need to know how to get an outside line on your own office phone. ["It's pretty cool. (Just kidding.)" -- Wing Chun]
Outside the office, Lewis tries to find out from Janie what POTUS is doing. She refuses to say.
Inside the office, Shepherd's on the horn with the flower shop, asking the state flower of Virginia.
Back to Robin, who wants to know whether it's something to do with Sydney. Janie holds the line in refusing to speak.
Back to Shepherd, who can't seem to find someone at the flower shop who knows Virginia's state flower. He asks Janie over the intercom. She doesn't know, but Mrs. Chapil does, and Janie relays the answer back to him: "Dogwood." Then there's some back and forth over whether the dogwood is a tree or a flower; at that moment, Leon walks in, hears POTUS saying this on the intercom, and informs them that it's both. Which it is. Clearly Shepherd is not the nature-boy geek our Jed is. Janie tells POTUS this (about the dogwood, not the geekiness). Anyway, the florist has no dogwood, so POTUS tries to order two dozen roses. Lewis keeps trying to pry info out of Janie, while POTUS intercoms her to ask where his credit cards are. Apparently they're in storage in Wisconsin. That might be a good idea for my credit cards, too. POTUS tries to get them to bill him for the flowers, but as soon as he says who he is, the florist hangs up on him.