Just then, Sam comes storming toward them asking, "Are you crazy? Have you all lost your minds?" He says he just assumed the tax plan wasn't ready yet: "It's ready now, isn't it?" Josh admits it is. Sam: "You are missing news cycle, after news cycle, after news cycle. But you didn't announce, 'cause you didn't want to do it from Orange County!" Josh: "Would you?" Sam: "Yes! I say to hell with the election. There's a guy in St. Louis making $55,000 a year trying to send his kid to Notre Dame!" Off to the side, POTUS tells them that they need to keep their voices down a little. Yes, I guess you would know about that now, wouldn't you? Sam tells Josh, "If I'm going to lose, I'd like to lose doing something." In the background, Sam is being introduced as the next Representative from the California 47th, so he walks out onto the stage and waves. He tells the audience that POTUS is backstage and will be out in a minute. He mentions that POTUS is monitoring the situation in Kundu, adding, "But I wanted to say that yesterday the Republicans rolled out their tax plan. Do not let this President off the stage until he's told you his." Wow, way to screw yourself, Sam. But I admire your integrity. Always have. You do Lord Baden-Powell proud. Scott's arrived backstage and is standing next to POTUS as Sam says, "Send me to Congress, and mine will be the first 'yea' vote cast." Wild applause. Scott: "He didn't just say that. He did not just say that." POTUS asks Scott why he's putting Sam next to business. Scott says that Jed can read the numbers as well as anyone, and that Webb's going to win. But he doesn't see any point in burning the DNC's bridges. Jed tells Josh, "Tell Toby to take over the campaign." Scott walks away, saying, "You're going to get creamed." Josh makes a somewhat constipated face at Scott as the guy walks away.
Episode Report CardDeborah: B | 904 USERS: B-
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