Which brings us to C.J., who is just getting on a phone call with Josh (who is still at the rally). She congratulates him on the poll numbers, and he tells her, "This must be what your first smack high feels like." There's a glimmer of the old C.J. we know and love when she tells him to hope that his high doesn't lead to "a huge crash and years of rehabilitation." Josh tells her, "Nothing could kill my mood right now, but that was a good try." C.J.: "Thanks." Josh tells her that they need someone to brief them on the Kazakhstan situation. C.J. suggests the President, and then tells Josh that Jed is summoning both candidates to the White House that evening. Josh is not pleased at the idea of interrupting their campaigning just as they've got some momentum, and he basically refuses to bring Santos to meet with Jed. C.J. snaps into her Chief of Staff persona, telling Josh that Vinick is coming, and that it will look pretty bad for Santos if Vinick is seen having a private meeting with Jed in the Oval Office. Josh: "I like you less and less."
On the Vinick campaign jet, Sheila is telling Bob and Bruno about Jed's invitation to the candidates to come to the White House for a security briefing. Bruno thinks that a White House meeting will give them some time to sort out the schedule. If they don't know their schedule, where are they going on this plane? Bruno points out the jam he's in, with the campaign suddenly having to visit states that were not up for grabs in the past and Vinick wanting to do nothing but campaign in California. Bob suggests an ad buy in California. Bruno shoots down the idea as being wasteful, but Sheila tells Bob to consult someone about the cost. Bruno is frustrated at the idea of a Republican's having to spend time campaigning in Georgia. He blames the schedule on Sullivan, and Sheila tells him that the southern swing is her idea. He seems doubtful, and tells her, "I am happy to change tack in light of current events, but I would be more comfortable if strategy meetings took place with you, me, and the Senator, and not you and Ray Sullivan." Sheila tells him that Sullivan just needed to blow off steam: "Nobody blames you for what's happening. Not me, not the Senator." I blame him, but only for the slight sense of nausea I experience at the sight of his greasy hair and beard. Bruno, ever the professional, tells her that he doesn't care about blame: "I care if I'm being shoved out." She reassures him that's not happening. Which is good, because they're in a plane.