Quotes from The Portland Trip

Bartlet: He wants to meet with me on the way back?
Charlie: Yes, sir.
Bartlet: On the way back?
Charlie: Yes, sir.
Bartlet: The assistant energy secretary is flying to Portland in the middle of the night so he can meet with me on Air Force One on the way back?
Charlie: Yes, sir.
Bartlet: The day-to-day experience of my life has changed in many ways since taking this job.
Charlie: I would imagine, sir.

C.J.: ...Mr. Latham, the head of the White House Military Office, or WHAMO, as we have apparently taken, over my strong objection, to calling it.

Leo: I just got off with Bruno and Hess.
Bartlet: I'm sorry?
Leo: I said, I just got off with Bruno and Hess.
Bartlet: You didn't say "Michicgan sucks?"
Leo: No, sir.
Bartlet: I thought you said "Michicgan sucks."
Leo: No, sir. We're standing pretty close to the engines, so it may have sounded like I said, "Notre Dame is going to get the ass-kicking they so richly deserve."

Bartlet: Let's hit the sky.

Donna: I have an excellent sense about these things.
Josh: Actually, you have no sense about these things. You have no vibe, you have terrible taste in men, and your desire to be coupled up will always and forever drown out any sense of self or self-worth that you may have.
Donna: You're a downer, you know that? I'm calling you Deputy Downer from now on.

C.J.: Go, Irish.
Bartlet: You bet your ass.

Josh: When this bill was being discussed on the floor there were some very ugly things said about homosexuals.
Matt: Yes.
Josh: They were said by members of your own party. In fact, they were said by one of the guys who escorted you here tonight who's sitting out in the lobby.
Matt: Yes, they were.
Josh: You support this bill?
Matt: Yes, I do.
Josh: Congressman... you're gay.
Matt: Yes, I am.

Sam: Oratory should raise your heart rate. Oratory should blow the doors off the place. We should be talking about not being satisfied with past solutions, we should be talking about a permanent revolution.
Toby: Where have I heard that?
Sam: Permanent revolution?
Toby: Yeah.
Sam: I got it from a book.
Toby: What book?
Sam: The Little Red Book.
Toby: You think we should quote Mao Tse-Tung?
Sam: We do need a permanent revolution.
Toby: Still, I think we'll stay away from quoting Communists.
Sam: You think a Communist never wrote an elegant phrase?
Toby: Sam.
Sam: How do you think they got everybody to be Communists?

Josh: I like you guys who want to reduce the size of government - make it just small enough so it can fit in our bedrooms.

Barlet: You don't like "permanent revolution?"
Toby: It's a nifty phrase. I think if we call for a permanent revolution, people are, you know, going to expect one.

C.J.: Excuse me, I need to go look like an idiot.

Bartlet: It's just wrong. We shouldn't be defining love and we certainly shouldn't be ill-defining it.

Leo: My divorce papers came today, she thinks I'm gonna drink.
Josh: Sounds like a pretty good reason to me.
Leo: I'm an aloholic, I don't need a good reason.

C.J.: Why can't you ever give me answers like that when we're running for something?
Bartlet: 'Cause I like to bother you.
C.J.: Well, I shall not be defeated.

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