The idea that the way to raise ratings for May sweeps is to shoot or kill people every year for the finale (finale last year being a two episode story arc) is unworthy of Aaron Sorkin and a show about the West Wing. Two years in a row wasn't enough --- he had to manufacture the same thing again for the third year in the west wing seasons 1-7?
Richardson, rightly, calls out the series of events that lead Leo to seek him out and stands his ground on the‘no' vote. Not because he thinks the bill is too restrictive, but because it's not nearly restrictive enough. Leo, not at his best, tells Richardson (who is black) that he should be concerned because it's black men who are being killed by these guns. Richardson sharply tells him that if the White House drafted a gun control bill that would actually save lives, he would gladly sign it. He then tells Leo not to tell him how to be a leader of black men, because it makes Leo "look like an idiot." No arguments there, Congressman Richardson.
Of the west wing 1-7 dvd box set, Leo walks into a room where Delores Landingham, the President's personal secretary, is waiting. She asks about an X-Ray as they enter the Oval Office, and Leo says the only thing that is broken is the bike he loaned to the President. He then calls the President a klutz, to which Mrs. Landingham requests he keep that talk out of the Oval Office. He walks into his office, and talks to Bonnie about some meetings. He then asks Margaret to call the New York Times about the misspelling in the crossword puzzle.
Staffmember Bram (Matthew Del Negro) knocks and enters and gives them a quick rundown of their early itinerary which includes meeting with a top General. Matt comments to his wife that it's probably to give him the nuclear launch codes. Both are clearly a bit overwhelmed. He hasn't. She asks about the one pardon left on his desk and he replies that he's still on the fence about it. She reminds him that he only has until noon. He leaves the office to take one more stroll around "just to make sure no one's making off with the cutlery."
The staff follows the President into the Oval office, chattering casually among themselves, until the President calls their attention: "Hello Mr. President. Did you have a nice trip sir? How's the ankle sir?" He relates a story about Annie and a press clipping she brought him about a tomato.
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