After the commercials, C.J.'s briefing reporters about Haiti. One reporter asks, "Does the fact that the OAS has passed a resolution allowing you to explore military options mean you've exhausted the diplomatic ones?" C.J. replies, "Of course it doesn't, but it should underline the consequences for Bazan should he decide to enter our embassy and/or arrest the democratically elected President of Haiti. That's all I have for now. Thank you." She moves off the dais and Carol asks for the AP, Reuters, and Agence France representatives to come with her. Out in the hall, Sam catches up to C.J. and says, "We've got a problem." C.J. sighs and says, "That's pretty hard to believe." He tells her they can't have the press conference in the East Room, because they've discovered asbestos there and have to seal it off. (I'm sure, whenever he gets a chance to watch this episode, Professor Frink will want to consider this a personal shout-out; he used to be involved in supervising asbestos removal for an environmental engineering firm, and he's quite apprehensive about it.) C.J., throwing her hand up: "There's been asbestos in the East Room this whole time?" They agree that Sam will put together a list of alternatives. C.J. makes her way back to her office, where the three reporters are waiting at her door with Carol. She invites them in. One of them says, "C.J., I don't have any problem with my seat on the plane." She tersely says, "Get inside." She waits at the door until they're all in, and then enters. The guy says he was just complaining that one time because he was in a bad mood. Sounds like somebody's worried he'll be sitting next to the bathroom from now on. She says, "This isn't about seating arrangements. Notebooks, no tape recorders. This story's embargoed for an hour, and you'll identify me as a senior White House official." She closes the door.
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