Quotes from The Red Mass

Susan: Won't Josh Lyman figure that out in five minutes?
Amy: It'll take his assistant Donna five minutes, it'll take Josh half that time.
Stackhouse: Really?
Amy: Maybe a little longer 'cause the Mets lost last night. He'll need to focus.

Josh: We'll be putting three states back into play.
C.J.: Ohio, Michigan....
Josh: ...and Maine.
Bartlet: They've always been iffy about me in Maine. I don't know why.
Josh: It's a mystery.
Bartlet: Heroin addicts?
Josh: Liberals.
Bartlet: Whatever.

Stackhouse: Josh, I think you, of all people, shouldn't fly things.

Sam: I'm eating on Red Mass. I don't want to show it to Toby yet. Would you mind reading it for me and then hitting me in the head with a fairway wood?

Sam: Janet... or Jeanette, as I sometimes like to call you.
Janet: Sometimes I like to call you cupcake. Is that okay?

Amy: They're not his votes.

Josh: "It's good to be trapped in a corner. That's when you act."
Donna: That happens to be true.
Josh: It is. In my case, it's the only time that I do.

Josh: When the president's got an embassy surrounded in Haiti or a keyhole photograph of a heavy water reactor or any of the fifty life-and-death matters that walk across his desk every day, I don't know if he's thinking about Immanuel Kant or not. I doubt it. But, if he does, I am comforted, at least, in my certainty, that he is doing his best to reach for all of it and not just the McNuggets. Is it possible we would be willing to require any less of the person sitting in that chair? The low road? I don't think it is.

Leo: Finding qualified sacrificial lambs ain't easy.

Leo: I don't know what winning looks like. What does it look like? Is it... I mean, is it honestly the U.S. flag flying over Mecca? Is that what's going to straighten this out? And, if that's the case, why are we postponing that? What are we hoping is gonna happen in the meantime?
Sam: That somebody will think of something before we have to do the unthinkable.
Leo: You're one of the great minds of your generation. Have you thought of anything yet?
Sam: No.
Leo: Neither have I.

Bartlet: Mike, pick yourself out a daughter. My oldest is married, but I can have it annulled. The Pope said he'd do it, I swear to God.

Leo: Ben Yosef's plane is missing. Now how did I not see that coming?

Bartlet: You know, if you ask a professional athlete what the hardest thing is to do in sports, they'll all say hit a baseball, but a coach once told me that the hardest thing to do in sports is to walk into your Superbowl locker room at half time and change the strategy that got you there 'cause it's no longer working.

Emily: Nice note?
Charlie: No. At several points he suggests that I might have an improper relationship with my mother.
Emily: Why are you smiling?
Charlie: He wrote on the back of the first amendment.

Sam: You know I'm not done yet, right?

C.J.: When you can't lower expectations you only have one thing you can do. You have to meet them.

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