Quotes from In the Shadow of Two Gunmen 2

C.J.: The movies were bad, Roger, all of them. Even the little kid was bad, but he's a little kid, he had a couple of scenes, big eye-glasses, little lisp, he's going to the Golden Globes. You know why the New Coke marketing campaign failed? Because nobody liked New Coke. The movies were bad. If the movies were unknown, I could help you, but they weren't, they were just bad.

C.J.: Avert your eyes.
Toby: What?
C.J.: I'm climbing out of the pool, my clothes will be clingy, avert your eyes.
Toby: C.J., I really didn't come here...
C.J.: Avert your eyes!

C.J.: Does he know I've only worked statewide? Does he know I've never worked on a national campaign?
Toby: Yes. It's graduation day.

Bartlet: We don't know what the injury count is yet.

Josh: Hi.
Donna: Hi.
Josh: Who are you?
Donna: I'm Donna Moss, who are you?
Josh: I'm Josh Lyman.
Donna: Ah.
Josh: Yes.
Donna: I'm your new assistant.
Josh: Did I have an old assistant?
Donna: Maybe not.

C.J.: Sam, were you scared?
Sam: Yeah.
C.J.: Me too.

C.J.: This is our fifth press briefing since midnight, and obviously there's one story that's going to be dominating the news around the world for the next few days and, uh, it would be easy to think that President Bartlet, Joshua Lyman and Stephanie Abbott were the only people who were victims of a gun crime last night. They weren't. Mark Davis and Sheila Evans of Philadelphia were killed by a gun last night. He was a biology teacher and she was a nursing student. Tina Bishop and Belinda Larkin were killed with a gun last night. They were twelve. There were 36 homicides last night, 480 sexual assaults, 3,411 robberies, 3,685 aggravated assaults, all at gunpoint. And if anyone thinks those crimes could have been prevented if the victims themselves had been carrying guns, I'd only remind you that the president of the United States was shot last night while surrounded by the best trained armed guards in the history of the world.

Abbey: You can say it, you know. It's not like I haven't heard it before.
Josh: Your husband's a real son of a bitch, Mrs. Bartlet.
Abbey: He doesn't like being handled.
Josh: I think if he looked around he'd see that nobody is handling him.
Abbey: He's not ready yet, Josh, he's terrified.
Josh: Well, is he gonna be ready?
Abbey: You bet your ass he will.

Josh: If you don't lose this election, it isn't gonna be because you didn't try hard enough.

Bartlet: Leo.
Leo: Yeah.
Bartlet: I'm ready.

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