It's Weird, Isn't It?
Kate/21/currently in London
A blog dedicated to the West Wing in its various forms.
"Yet the true measure of a people’s strength is how they rise to master that moment when it does arrive. Forty-four people were killed a couple hours ago at Kennison State University; three swimmers from the men’s team were killed and two others are in critical condition; when after having heard the explosion from their practice facility they ran into the fire to help get people out… ran into the fire. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight. They’re our students and our teachers and our parents and our friends. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels, but every time we think we have measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and we’re reminded that that capacity may well be limitless. This is a time for American heroes. We will do what is hard. We will achieve what is great. This is a time for American heroes and we reach for the stars. God bless their memory, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America."
President Bartlet, “20 Hours in America”
You know, if you don’t want to run again, I respect that. But if you don’t run ‘cause you think it’s gonna be too hard or you think you’re gonna lose… well, God, Jed, I don’t even want to know you.
Six moments per episode
The West Wing 6x10 - “Faith Based Initiative
About Bob Russell's thing on kid's not giving a damn and your tag about Aaron Sorkin: Aaron Sorkin left the show after the 4th season, so Faith-Based Initiative was actually written by Bradley Whitford.thecliffsatetretat
Hahaha, you’re completely correct. Can’t believe I completely missed that one. Either way, my sentiment stands. Completely glad the writers completely misjudged a generation on that one.
- Bob Russell: I've got a nephew who's gay. I love this kid. His name's Todd. I want him to have the same rights and opportunities as everybody else. He wants to go to West Point and it makes me sick that we would send him into battle to defend a Union, but he can't enter into one.
- Toby Ziegler: Then come out against this amendment.
- Bob Russell: We're not there yet. Five thousand years of socialization didn't go out the window with the first Village People album. You do this wrong, and there'll be a backlash that sets us back fifty years; you do it right? We'll be there in ten.
- Toby Ziegler: And in the mean time, what message are we sending?
- Bob Russell: We're making progress! We've got, uh, domestic partnerships, non-discrimination laws. Besides, demographics are destiny, the kids don't give a damn about this!