Scott comes into the room where Sam's getting ready for his rally. He's changing because he got salsa on his shirt. Sorry, but the powers that be didn't see fit to feature Rob Lowe shirtless here. Scott asks everyone to leave. When they do, he says he's going to propose something bold. Sam likes the sound of that. Scott says the White House is going to announce its tax plan on Monday and tells him what it is. Sam knows, of course, because he worked on it, too. Scott suggests that he come out against it tonight to show that he's not "bought and paid for by the West Wing." Scott adds that many of the 1\% who will be affected by that tax live in Orange County. Sam says he worked on that plan for tax-deductible tuition. Scott says he was just following the President's orders. Sam: "Yeah, and the President was also doing what I helped advise him to do." Rob Lowe's hair is just way too long here. It's sort of flipping up at the back of his neck, above his collar. It's also really flat. If he had some horn-rimmed glasses and an ironic thrift-shop t-shirt, he could be in Sloan or something. Scott says it doesn't matter. Sam wants to know how Scott knows they're announcing on Monday. Scott won't tell him, but smugly insists that he knows, and that it's been fully scored. Sam suddenly figures out what his friends are doing for him. Grabbing his jacket, he rushes out.
POTUS and his entourage are walking along. Debbie's there. He calls her "Mrs. Hottentot." Hey, if he wants some silly-sounding names for her, how about Mrs. Flibbertigibbet? Mrs. Homunculus? Mrs. Didgeridoo? Mrs. Pentachlorophenol? Okay, I'll stop. Wait, isn't she a "Miss" or "Ms.," anyway? I have this vague recollection of her husband having run off. Am I totally imagining that? Probably. She tells him that Toby and Charlie are in the joint for giving a guy a tune-up. She more or less explains what happened as they walk toward the stage. They run into Josh, and Debbie wanders back to that nice suburb just outside of Mandyville, where she, Bonnie and Ginger are sharing an apartment. They hope to get their own show, soon. (It'll be called Making It!...the story of two young career women who hook up with a crusty older woman who was forced into and then back out of early retirement by adverse financial circumstances, and the wacky hijinx they get up to sharing an apartment...) Josh tells POTUS that Toby and Charlie are not going be a problem; C.J.'s taking care of it. Jed: "Really?" Josh admits that it's going to be a little bit of a problem. Jed gripes, "Every time we come to southern California we are absolutely the Clampetts!" And you're even named Jed. With a daughter named Ellie. And Abby calls you "Jethro." Weird. Josh leaps to another topic, namely his gripes with Scott Holcomb; he says that Scott's given up on Sam and is running his own agenda. Josh says he can't leave with the tax proposal coming out, but Toby can. Josh alleges that Will's put together a top-flight staff that can handle the paper for the week. Apparently, if "the paper" consists of the backup vocals to "Addicted to Love." Josh adds, "And I suppose it's worth mentioning that Toby probably can't leave the state anyway. Now, as the leader of this party..." POTUS says that you really don't want to shake up a campaign like this at this stage of the election calendar. Josh points out the way Sam's numbers are going, he's "amazed he's kept a veneer of sanity, much less..."