C.J. meets with the press at a hotel. She's wearing a peach-coloured suit. I hate peach, but I would like to know why it is she looks good in practically everything, even a peach suit. How fair is that? Katie asks if POTUS read Sam a bedtime story last night, and if so, which one? I bet Sam likes Goodnight Moon. No, she asks if he is monitoring the situation in Kundu. C.J. says he's getting continuous updates and spoke by phone today with the UN Secretary-General and the leadership of the World Bank and the IMF to begin discussing rebuilding packages after the Arkutu step down. She says that he has a conference call with his economic team this afternoon. Chris asks, "That's about the Democratic response?" C.J.: "The tax plan isn't a response to the Republicans, it's a tax plan. And yes." Another reporter asks if there are any California issues on the schedule. He's got meetings with a bunch of California politicians in his suite. Mark asks, "Speaking of California politics..." C.J. takes the bull -- or perhaps the bear -- by the horns (horns? okay, that little metaphor didn't work out so well) and replies, "Was a White House aide sent to meet with the Communist Party's candidate for governor?" C.J. says Donna was sent to meet with the head of the California Agricultural Labourers Association, who, it turns out, has some loose ties to the American Communist Party. Katie: "He's their standard-bearer." C.J.: "Like that one." C.J. says Mr. Perez was heard, as is his right, and that's that. Chris asks how she thinks the picture of Donna and Ivan will play in Orange County. C.J.: "Really, really well." She says she'll speak to them before the dinner.
Will's still trying to turn the Robert Palmer girls into speechwriters. One of them is reading silently along with him as he reads her work, which urges its audience to teach their children that the Republican tax plan is a job killer. Will doesn't think that's going to work out so well. Elsie wants points for their candour. Will calls on Number 24, who reminds him with some exasperation that her name is Cassie. Really, Will. There are only two names to remember here: Cassie and Lauren. It's not that hard. If you just look at whichever Lauren you're talking to everyone will sort it out. Or you could call them by their last names. Isn't that what you'd do if they were guys? He starts to read from her remarks to the National Headache Foundation and asks, "Is there really a National Headache Foundation or did you just make that up, like the London School of Ballet?" Cassie: " Yeah...I was an American Studies major at the University of Texas." Will says he knows: "You don't think I know how to retrieve information?" Cassie wants to know what he was doing looking her up. He says he was doing his job. ["Why would she lie about that? It's stupid." -- Wing Chun] Lauren (Chin) says the phone is for him. It's Toby. He's out on a balcony or patio; in the background you can see people playing pool inside. He asks Will how it's going. Will wants to know why Scott booked Sam into the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. Toby asks whether he told Will to worry about the speeches or worry about Sam's campaign. Will: "I worry about Sam's campaign without anyone telling me to." Toby asks him to read the speech for the swearing-in of the Ambassador. Will: "Ambassador Stanis will help to build and sustain a new era of cooperation between the United States and Hungary. And let's please all remember that cutting capital gains taxes is a bad idea." Toby: "Okay, you're going to polish that up?" Will is.