The Prez is sitting on his bed, holding a phone, and telling C.J., "The guy is polling at 46 percent!" C.J. is surprised to hear there are polls for a board of education race. The Prez says he had "our guys" conduct the poll. I can't help but wonder who paid for that. As C.J. asks, "Do you think you're becoming obsessed with this race?" we can see that the Prez is also watching a soccer game on TV. The Prez responds, "You don't take these people seriously 'cause they don't get anywhere nationally, but they don't have to! All they have to do is, bit by little bit, get themselves on boards of education and city councils. Because that's where all the governing that really matters to anybody happens." Since it's never stated explicitly, I'm pretty sure that "these people" means Christian Coalition stealth candidates who hide key points of their platform. C.J. observes, "We do a little governing here, Mr. President." The Prez bitches about how he's on hold with someone who's name has on an index card, and then wonders why he's on hold. C.J. says that he isn't; he finished the call. The Prez asks how the call went. "Very well," C.J. says.
Zoey and Leo enter, and are incensed to hear that Roush is polling at 46 percent. Wait, I lied. They don't care. Leo tells the Prez, "Leave Elliot Roush alone; you beat him already." The Prez responds, "He's come back. Like crabgrass pulled from the lawn. Not by the root but by the other thing." "Leaf"? Just a guess. Leo asks how the calls are going, is told that they're going well, and starts to leave, but C.J. gestures at him to wait. The Prez asks if Zoey wants to talk to him, and she says, "Not if you're in this mood." With a sigh, the Prez sets down his orange juice and tries to explain: "This is real. And a man who makes the Spanish Inquisition look like a Barbara Walters special is now polling at 46 percent in your school district, for which I have personally baked things to raise money." C.J., delighted, asks, "You baked things?" The Prez tells her that she can go. She and Leo exit while Zoey chats with her dad. In the hallway, C.J. tells Leo that she's still getting asked about "aftermath stories." Leo says not to do it. C.J. says, "I know that, but I was wondering..." Her beeper interrupts, and she mutters, "This isn't going to be good." Leo asks what she was wondering about, but C.J. tells him not to worry about it. Leo exits, and C.J. picks up a phone.