Will turns to Ginger and asks, "Are you by any chance on my staff?" She is. He asks to her to organize a meeting of the speechwriting staff this evening. Ginger: "Are you gonna be there?" Will: "Yes. Yes! The meeting's with me." Ginger: "Yes, sir." Will goes into his office, pauses at the door, and looks like he was going to say something else to her, but then thought better of it.
Will closes the door and calls Sam. Sam's hair is too long, but at least it's not both too long and parted in the middle. It's parted on the side, which partially mitigates the length. Partially, you hear me? Maybe Sam and Katie can sneak out together and get a trim. ["I thought it might be an especially shaggy wig." -- Wing Chun] Will asks Sam why he cancelled the Teamsters. I imagine Will has naturally been trying to keep a very close eye on the campaign in the 47th in addition to grappling with all his new responsibilities. Sam says that Scott thought they should be at the Manufacturing Association breakfast. Will doesn't think that was very smart. Sam calls across the room to Scott that Will doesn't think he's very smart. Scott looks up. Hey, it's Dr. Dale Edson! Will says, "I said 'it wasn't smart.'" Will asks Sam how he gets the speechwriting staff to like him. Sam says he doesn't know: "But when you do, why don't you tell me how you did it?" Hmm. I don't think I believe that the staff didn't like Sam. I don't think Will does, either. Sam says he's going to have to get a new staff now. Will says they have to get a lot of remarks ready for Monday. When Sam asks what's going on on Monday, Will realizes he shouldn't have said anything and lies that it's about the environment. Sam has to go. Sam tells his campaign managers that Will was wondering why they cancelled the Teamsters. Scott tells Sam that while Bartlet et al. are here this weekend, "You're going to need to work hard at avoiding the appearance that you're sitting in his lap, he's reading you a bedtime story." Sam would like to know what they have planned that could require him to have to work hard at that. Scott says, "You stand next to him, you're aide-de-camp, a waterboy." The other campaign guy -- whose name I can't remember (if I ever knew it) -- offers: "Second banana." Sam wonders if they think he didn't know what they meant. Seriously, I already don't know how he's put up with these two for the last three months. Scott says, "This went fast in an ugly direction." He says people need to know Sam is independent. Sam says he has a good feeling about this trip already.