C.J. comes stomping around a corner as Danny Concannon, of all people, comes hustling up to her, asking if she talked to POTUS. She's mad that his paper has launched another editorial attack on the administration. He objects that he's not on the editorial staff. C.J.: "Wow, isn't that convenient?" Danny asks her what's she going to do about it: "Cancel your subscription? Smack me around?" C.J.: "Any reason I can't do both?" None whatsoever. You go, girl. They arrive at C.J.'s office, where Danny greets Carol and she has an awfully warm smile for someone who's such a thorn in her boss's side. C.J. asks Carol to get the spokesperson for the Senate majority leader's office. Danny, the intrepid reporter, says that they are considering a lame-duck session. C.J. pretends she doesn't know what he's talking about and says they do a great deal of business with the Senate majority leader's office. Danny asks if he can say "White House senior aides" in his story. C.J. says no. He asks for "high-level sources inside the White House." Nay. She allows "Certain sources within the White House office of legislative liaisons who declined to be named." Danny protests that it sounds like he got it from somebody's paperboy. C.J.: "Take it or leave it." Danny says, "Ah, I'll take it." C.J. asks if there's anything else; since there isn't, Danny zooms off with his "scoop." Carol hollers, "Ken Richmond on line three." C.J. asks who he is; Carol explains that he's the spokesperson C.J. asked for. C.J. says, "I didn't need him." Carol apologizes. When I was a secretary, I always hated being used like that. I didn't mind lying for my bosses or pulling stuff like this, but I liked to know about it beforehand. Carol, however, has terminal perkiness and doesn't seem to care.
Episode Report CardDeborah: B- | 758 USERS: C+
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