C.J. calls the conference to a close. Charlie comes in to tell C.J. that the president wants a pre-briefing and full run-through later this evening. C.J. calls Charlie "Chuckles." I guess she's no longer Charlie's "bitch." Also, Charlie would like One To Grow On. See, he doesn't understand what the problem is with drilling up in Alaska. As they pedeconference, C.J. explains that it will cause a lot of environmental damage, but reap little oil. Charlie insists it will have no effect on the environment and that they won't know how much oil they could get until they "explore." C.J. clarifies that Charlie means "drill," and realizes that he has read Ritchie's book. I really hope she has, too. Charlie jokes that "whoever ghosted it isn't bad." C.J. turns to a nearby Carol and tells her to "put together a page detailing the environmental impact of drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve." Purely, of course, as a captivating way of telling a story, and not, say, as though it were an actual lecture on an actual issue that people out there are actually concerned about. It's just a common part of any well-told story for people to suddenly become stupid and need to have the issue explained to them in great detail. Carol doesn't mind. It's not like she has anything better to do but to educate the president's personal aide.
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