Marbury is escorted in at this moment, and Jed explains why he's been waiting. "I have to see people in the order in which they arrive, and you got beat by Argentina." Hee! Good little dig there. Marbury, at an uncharacteristic loss for words, says, "Oh, uh...yes." Jed informs him that he also lost out on preferred seating for the State of the Union. Marbury: "I'm required to attend the State of the Union?" Jed confirms this. "Then attend it I shall." Chitchat dispensed with, the Chief of Protocol presents Marbury, but before Jed signs the papers, he asks Marbury, "Where are you on the missile shield?" As Leo looks on seriously, Marbury replies, "Well, I think it's dangerous, illegal, fiscally irresponsible, technologically unsound, and a threat to all people everywhere." But other than that, you're all for it? Jed then says, "Leo?" Leo: "I think the world invented a nuclear weapon. I think the world owes it to itself to see if it can't invent something that would make it irrelevant." Marbury says, "Well, that's the right sentiment, and certainly a credible one from a man who's fought in a war. You think you can make it stop? Well, you can't. We build a shield. Somebody will build a better missile." Jed breaks up this lovefest by saying, "Well, it's a discussion for serious men. They say a statesman is a politician who's been dead for fifteen years. I'd like us to be statesmen while we're still alive." If that means wearing the white ties and tails again you can count Charlie out. Jed goes back to the song-and-dance again, and makes Marbury an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, too. Marbury thanks him. Leo shakes his hand and very genuinely says, "Congratulations." Marbury says to Leo, also quite sincerely, "God bless America." Leo warmly replies, "God save the Queen." Jed and Marbury pose for pictures. Josh wonders who he'd have to sleep with to get on the National Security Council.
Episode Report CardDeborah: A | 1288 USERS: B-
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