It is in the spirit of Andrew Jackson that I, from time to time, ask senior staff to have face-to-face meetings with those people representing organizations who have a difficult time getting our attention. I know the more jaded among you see this as something rather beneath you. But I assure you that listening to the voices of passionate Americans is beneath no one, and surely not the people's servants.

Andrew Jackson, in the foyer of his White House, had a two-ton block of cheese... It's Big Block of Cheese Day! Leo's populist tradition sets up high-level staffers with special interest groups, including CJ's lesson in wolf migration and Sam's meeting with a citizen concerned about UFOs. Josh is thrown when his meeting nets him a card which will direct him -- and only him -- to safety in the event of a nuclear attack. Meanwhile, Mandy pushes a possible Presidential trip to California, Toby obsesses over the knowledge that he was not the Bartlet's first choice, and the President decides to celebrate his daughter Zoey's visit with Chili Night.

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Toby:  You know, the thing about you, Mr. President, isn't so much that you cheat, it's how brazenly bad you are at it.

Bartlet:  I beg your pardon!

Josh:  Toby's got a point there, sir.

Bartlet:  When have I ever cheated?

Toby:  How about in Florida playing mixed doubles with me and CJ.  You tried to tell us your partner worked at the American Consulate in Vienna.

Bartlet:  And she did.

Toby:  It was Steffi Graf!

Bartlet:  Well I admit the woman bore a striking resemblance--

Toby:  It was Steffi Graf, you crazy lunatic!  Do you think I'm not going to recognize Steffi Graf when she's serving a tennis ball at me?


Donna:  And you don't find that adorable?

Josh:  That you seek to control me?

Donna:  Yeah.

Josh:  Love it.


CJ:  There's an article I want you to read in The New Yorker.

Josh:  What's it about?

CJ:  Small pox.

Josh:  The disease?

CJ:  No, the dessert topping, Josh.


Toby:  Leo, wouldn't this time be better spent plotting a war against a country that couldn't possibly defend itself against us?

Leo:  We can do that later, Toby.  Right now I'm talking about President Andrew Jackson.

Sam:  Actually, right now you're talking about a big block of cheese.

Leo:  And Sam goes on the list.

Sam:  What about Toby?

Leo:  I'm unpredictable.


CJ:  Good morning, Mrs. Landingham.  Where are we in the saga of Toby and the president?

Mrs. Landingham:  They seem to be having a disagreement.

CJ:  A disagreement or a fight?

Mrs. Landingham:  Well, it certainly has the potential to--

Bartlet:  Oh, for God's sake, Toby!

Mrs. Landingham:  There we go.