It is 11:15 AM. Jed and Lord John are arguing about Iran. Lord John is keen on bombing. Jed says that the Iranians have spread out their nuclear facilities, and that we don't even know where half of them are. Lord John says, "Well, we'll bomb the half we can find." Just then, Abbey enters. Lord John makes some vaguely inappropriate comments that imply how do-able she is. And incidentally, I just looked up Stockard Channing on IMDb, and there is a forum entitled, "only 18 but id do her :-)." That is kind of awesome. Anyway, her hair barely fits in the doorframe. Abbey asks for C.J., and when she learns that C.J. is busy, she asks for Kate. Jed has a look on his face that's like, "Will you stop embarrassing me, Mom?" As Kate leaves, Lord John says, "Tarry not long, gentle courtesan!" Dude, he just called her a whore.
Abbey tells Kate that the President needs a break. Kate looks at his schedule and notes some very important meetings coming up with the French and Iranian Ambassadors. Abbey says, "I mean now." Kate says maybe she should check with C.J., and Abbey says, "You can do that. Or you could go back in there and get my husband." Kate says, "Yes, ma'am." I'd be afraid of that hair, too. Commercials.
And, we're back. Lord John is reciting poetry with no shoes on. I'll bet his feet stink. It is 11:45 AM. Kate is annoyed. She answers the phone, and Lord John recites poetry even more loudly. C.J. enters and asks where the President is. Lord John says that he's on recess, and Kate explains that the First Lady wanted him to rest. C.J. says she guesses they can delay the French. Kate starts with "Should I have..." and C.J. snaps, "No." Kate says she wasn't sure what the chain of command was in this situation, and C.J. says that it's fine in a way that indicates it might not actually be fine. C.J. asks Margaret to find out if Leo is in yet.