Josh sits up in bed to toss some exposition Donna's way. He tells Donna that he's sending her to Bismarck, North Dakota, to represent the White House at a DNC platform meeting. Donna first thinks she's being punished, but Josh assures her she isn't. He explains that North Dakota wants a plank eliminating "North" from their name. A plank? They want the Democratic Party to take a position on their state's name? I can see it now: "We believe that all law enforcement agencies in America should adopt a zero-tolerance policy toward racial profiling. Also, North Dakota should just be called 'Dakota.'" Donna is going to read a statement on behalf of the White House to show that they care, even though they really don't. Josh wanders into the kitchen to grab some coffee and asks Donna why she's at the office. She's putting together information for Josh's meeting later today with Congressman Rick Pintero. Oops. Josh forgot he has a meeting with him. There's some stupid, unfunny business with Donna whining about how cold and isolated Bismarck is and jokes from Josh about taking sled dogs to get there. Donna was born in northern Minnesota and nearly got drafted into Canada or whatever. She knows what it's like up there, so this is annoying rather than amusing. Josh tells her he'll be in as soon as he gets dressed, and hangs up.
Amy, meanwhile has slipped into some jeans and a black tank top and is sitting on a kitchen counter, singing into her mug of coffee, trying way too hard to be cute. Amy and Josh had made plans to spend their Sunday together, but Josh has to cancel due to the Pintero meeting. He couches it in feminist terms, explaining that they're hammering out a welfare reform bill: "Poor women are counting on me." Amy: "All women count on you, Josh. We find you godlike." That sounds like a shout-out. But I guess they've forgotten that all of Josh's most devoted fans hate him now. Josh blathers something about having bought Amy's birthday present. I mention it only because it might become relevant to continuity at some point. Amy asks, "Why have I been dancing?" as Josh walks away. I hate people who feel the need to draw attention to their own cutesy behavior.