Leo is meeting with the Ghanaian representatives. Nzele is demanding that American troops leave Bitanga immediately and he'll continue peace talks with African countries. Leo says no. First Guy says it can't be argued that Nzele is a sadistic madman, but he's not stupid: "He knows where CNN is on his television. He's betting the first dead American soldier, and you lose...." Leo: "Our stomach for it?" First guy: "Yes." Leo tells Thomas and Robbie that they have to find a way to let Nzele know he has twenty-three hours before he loses that bet.
Will wanders into the meeting room, where he finds four attractive, trendily dressed young women. They explain they're the speechwriting staff interns. Will asks where the staff is; the woman who's been speaking isn't sure. He asks one woman her name; it's Lauren Chin. He asks her to find out where the staff is. Cassie, the first woman, says that Toby left a message for Will to call him. She introduces herself as Cassie Tatum, and the other two women as Lauren Romano and Lauren Shelby. Will grasps that three of them are named Lauren and recites their names. He steps into an adjoining office and calls Toby. While he's waiting for Toby to pick up, he remarks, "You're all pretty dressed up." Cassie says there's an intern party tonight but Toby told them to stay. Will reaches Toby in the back of a limo with C.J. Toby complains that it's 74 degrees in February and there's no civilization there. Isn't he a Lakers fan? Wouldn't being so close to them make him happy? Will asks where the staff is; Toby explains that he fired some of them. Well, all of them. Toby says he'll have a new staff just as soon as Will hires one. Will says he'll get it done himself. Toby says he can't, and that's why he left him a staff. Will complains, "That isn't a staff, Toby. Those are the Robert Palmer girls." Toby says they're bright young women: "Show some leadership skills. Get it done." Will figures out that they actually quit because of him. Toby admits it.
The motorcade arrives and Sam is waiting for them with a big smile on his face. C.J.'s the first to give Sam a big hug. Toby's next. They apologize for being late. C.J. asks if they did much damage. Sam: "They got a photograph of an American SUV with three kids in the back crying 'cause they were stuck getting home from Disney's California Adventure." Geez, that's rough. I hope they get a big fat settlement when they sue. ["They were probably crying because Disney's California Adventure sucks so hard." -- Wing Chun] Sam says he feels bad about the timing of their trip: "Who knew the Republicans were going to announce? Plus, he's gotta be distracted by Kundu." Just then C.J. spots Jed, who walks up and hugs Sam, apologizing. Sam thanks him for coming and says he was just telling C.J. he must be preoccupied with Kundu. Jed tells him, "The French have denied us access to their airspace. I'm not sure why they think we're going to need it to get from here to Africa but what the hell. This weekend's all about you." He urges Sam up onto the stage as "Rock This Town" blares in the background and Charlie comes up to tell POTUS that Leo's on the phone. Jed says it will be about France. Before Jed takes the call, he looks around and asks if they accidentally trapped people in a theme park. Charlie says yes. Sam's audience applauds him enthusiastically; the banners and signs say "Seaborn for Congress" and "Sam! For Congress." That is some inspired sloganeering. What's the other guy's approach: "Webb: The Incumbent"? "My Name is Shorter than His"? Sam thanks everyone and says, "You've heard from a lot of people tonight and many of them were me." Laughter. He says he's happy to see that so many teachers brought students. Sam introduces POTUS: "The man I work for is not only a great President, he's an extraordinary role model, and someone you can honestly..." In the background you can clearly hear Jed growling at Leo on the phone, "Tell those poncy little hairdressers I'm gonna shove a loaf of bread up their ass..." Wouldn't that line have been slightly funnier if he said "baguette" instead? Sam quickly introduces him and he comes up on stage to the tune of "Hail to the Chief" and much applause. Sam and Jed hug, and Jed raises Sam's arm in victory.