The look on Sam's face says he's figured it out: "We didn't have anything to do with Shareef's plane going down, did we?" Leo doesn't speak, doesn't look at him, doesn't react at all; he just continues looking at his papers. He pretends that Sam hasn't asked the question at all. Sam gets that Leo is neither going to confirm nor deny it. He gets up, realizing it wasn't too smart even to have asked, saying, "Sorry. Two debates?" Leo says that Jed and Bruno aren't going to take it well. Sam says that there's one person who's going to take it worse.
Suddenly, there's a knock on the door that's broken, and we hear Toby wrestling with the knob and saying, "Would somebody open the damn door, please?" Leo looks weary as Sam yells that it's locked or something, and advises Toby not to force it. "I'm going to try to..." Toby comes barrelling in the other door complaining, "Two debates. Did they say why?" Leo says that they're faxing the statement and having a press conference on Monday. Margaret brings in the fax, and Leo stands up to accept it, but Toby grabs it. Margaret tells Leo that Jed's asking for him in the Oval Office. Leo grabs his jacket as Toby reads, "'Given the inability of the two major...' Do you mind that I'm reading this?" Leo: "Would it matter?" He continues, "'...the two major parties to agree upon earlier Commission proposals, the uncertainty caused by recent Court rulings, and the shortened time period in which to schedule debates for maximum viewing, the Commission hereby amends...' He got exactly what he wanted! For dragging his feet!" Leo says that's why he did it: "You can't fault him for having a winning strategy." Toby says he's not faulting him, he's faulting them. Toby crumples up the fax and leaves as Leo goes off to the Oval Office.