Toby wanders in to ask Sam and Ainsley what they're doing in his office. Sam explains that the television in his office isn't working. Toby tells Ainsley that she did a good job with her television appearances. I wish we had seen that. I'm totally neutral on Ainsley -- her accent, her hair, and her tapeworm -- but I would have liked to see exactly how a Republican defended Bartlet's gaffe. ["Maybe they had to cut that to make room for the LemonLyman.com plot thread." -- Wing Chun] Ainsley thanks Toby, and leaves. Sam asks about Tabatha. Toby isn't exactly sure what's going on with her. Sam asks if she has a history of activism. Wouldn't Sam already know? She's the incoming poet laureate. Toby says she has no history of activism. He says that when they were debating, she said, "From everything I've seen, and everything I've been told..." Sam interrupts to ask if Toby thinks she's being pressured to take this position. Toby doesn't know. Before he can elaborate, Ginger (I think? I never can remember the tertiary characters.) comes in to tell him that Georgetown University called and that there's some sort of problem.
Subplot of Sorkin Getting the Last Word In. Josh chases down Donna because the whole LemonLyman.com thing has blown up in his face. Donna responds in mock surprise, "You're kidding!" As much as this subplot bugged, Janel Maloney's delivery throughout the whole thing has been wonderful. Apparently, posters are calling Josh names and telling him that he doesn't understand the purpose of the GAO. In addition, there's more than a page of posts questioning whether or not Josh's Sanskrit comment was an insult against Egyptians. Of course, as Sanskrit bears absolutely no relationship with Egypt, I haven't a clue whether or not this is another crack against the crazy posters or if, in Sorkin's "little stories," Sanskrit actually was used in Egypt. And of course, if the moderator had truly been a control freak on top of her game, Josh would have been banned and his post deleted anyway. ["Yep. Unless she were intentionally giving him enough rope to hang himself before she called the Post." -- Wing Chun] Donna says she told him the people at the site were hysterical. Josh says he thought she meant they were funny. Josh finally decides to drop the whole thing so that he can focus on the press conference in ten minutes.