"Dig it, Ms. Wade: You're the President's Girlfriend!"
A.J. asks, "Is that the letter from Solomon at the GDC?" Shepherd indicates that it appears to be a letter from "the entire environmental community." He states, "These people are outta control." A.J. opines, "I think they're just frustrated, Mr. President." Robin asks, "Are they blaming the President for global warming?" A.J. says that they don't think the President caused it, and adds, "Sir, I'm on the phone with these people twice a week. I honestly don't know what they want at this point." Lewis says that they want a 20\% reduction in fossil-fuel emissions. A.J. claims 20\% won't pass. Lewis says that they haven't really tried. A.J. counters, "Lewis, McSorley, McCluskey and Shane hold too many markers. If we try to push this through and lose, there will be a very loud thud when we hit the ground, and that's not what you want in an election year." Shepherd tells A.J. to tell the GDC that he resents the implication that he's turned his back on the environment. "Tell them I'll send 455 to the floor. But I'm gonna ask for a 10\% reduction. If they want to pull their support, fine. At 63\% job approval rating, I don't need their help to get a bill passed. All right, let's get going. Where's Leon?" A.J. asks an aide to call Mr. Kodak and tell him the President's waiting. There's the sound of someone running into someone else just outside the Oval Office, and we hear a man's voice apologizing, "Sorry, my fault." A.J. tells the staffer, "Never mind." I don't know exactly when these other staffers came into the office. They did it awfully quietly. I'll just think of them as the Stealth Staffers from here on in. Mr. Kodak (played by David Paymer) comes into the Oval Office. He manages only to brush past a large lamp and not actually knock it over as he enters. He greets POTUS, who asks him whether he's all right. Leon complains, "They keep moving that big ficus plant." A.J. announces, "We're all here, Mr. President."