Sometimes life imitates art

Let Bartlet be Bartlet changed the West Wing. The West Wing was one of the best TV dramas ever shown. The first season started about 6 months into Bartlet’s first term. His numbers were down, Congress was disrespecting him and his staff were very frustrated. The only success they had produced had been a Supreme Court appointment.

Then came this pivotal episode, where Barlet decided doing the right thing was more important than doing the safe thing. Here is how the episode ended:

I felt like we might have been seeing something similar tonight. I hope so.

(Of course, we know that with Rahm Emanuel in there, real life would have included a lot more expletives. A lot more.)

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