Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Previously on the West Wing

President Andrew Jackson, in the main foyer of his White House, had a big block of cheese ........
We're getting towards the end of series 2 in More4's mammoth screening of the West Wing from the beginning.

Although I try to be home at 8pm on Sundays, I've missed the following episodes:

5. And It's Surely to Their Credit
6. The Lame Duck Congress
8. Shibboleth
9. Galileo
15. Ellie

Further, next Sunday being the eve of my attempt on The Spingfield Triathlon, episode 18 "17 People", looks to be vulnerable as well.

But hold. As I will be staying with Maturin, who is responsible for the the thing getting its hooks in me in the first place, redemption may be on hand from his DVD collection.

All together now:
I wanted to ask you a couple of questions while I have you here. I'm interested in selling my youngest daughter into slavery as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. She's a Georgetown sophomore, speaks fluent Italian, always cleared the table when it was her turn. What would a good price for her be? While thinking about that, can I ask another? My Chief of Staff Leo McGarry insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly says he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself or is it okay to call the police? Here's one that's really important because we've got a lot of sports fans in this town: touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean. Leviticus 11:7. If they promise to wear gloves, can the Washington Redskins still play football? Can Notre Dame? Can West Point? Does the whole town really have to be together to stone my brother John for planting different crops side by side? Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads? Think about those questions, would you? One last thing: while you may be mistaking this for your monthly meeting of the Ignorant Tight-Ass Club, in this building, when the President stands, nobody sits.

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