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Mr. President, can you tell us right now if you’ll be seeking a second term?

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make me choose: yoyomarules asked josh or donna
Posted on April 29, 2014  ·  with 604 notes · via / source
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"and we have all these children…"

Posted on January 5, 2014  ·  with 846 notes · via / source
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"I’m sorry, Sandy, there was a bit of noise there. Could you repeat the question?"


White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2000

Now, the Bloomberg party is also a cast party for the stars of The West Wing, who are celebrating the end of their first season. You’ll have to forgive me if I’m not as excited as everyone else is at the thought of a West Wing finale party. But I’ve got to give them credit; their first season got a lot better ratings than mine did — (laughter) — not to mention the reviews. The critics just hated my travel office episode. (Laughter and applause.) And that David Gergen cameo fell completely flat. (Laughter.)

Posted on May 22, 2013  ·  with 3062 notes · via / source
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the west wing meme∞ eight speeches [7/8]

“More than any time in recent history, America’s destiny is not of our own choosing. We did not seek nor did we provoke an assault on our freedom and our way of life. We did not expect nor did we invite a confrontation with evil. Yet the true measure of a people’s strength is how they rise to master that moment when it does arrive. 44 people were killed a couple of 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 in to 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 are 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.”

Posted on April 27, 2013  ·  with 746 notes · via / source
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Posted on January 12, 2013  ·  with 97 notes · via / source
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Posted on January 8, 2013  ·  with 209 notes · via / source
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Two Cathedrals

Posted on January 3, 2013  ·  with 327 notes · via / source
Filed under: #best hour of television ever made  #The West Wing  #queue  


“It’s a benevolent madhouse. As soon as the director yells ‘cut’, Martin Sheen and John Spencer are trading old New York theater war stories, Allison Janney is pretending to talk to someone on a prop phone, Dule Hill is tap-dancing with jaw-dropping skill, Richard Schiff is tossing Hershey’s kisses into a coffee mug from across the room and Bradley Whitford, that avid yoga show-off, has his foot atop atop a bookcase…”

Posted on October 28, 2012  ·  with 531 notes · via / source
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the west wing meme∞ six brotps [3/6]

  • Josh + Leo
    “I’m gonna help you, ‘cause you know why? …It’s because a guy is walking down the street and he falls into a hole, see.
Posted on October 2, 2012  ·  with 305 notes · via / source
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THE WEST WING: President Jed Bartlet

Posted on September 17, 2012  ·  with 40 notes · via
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30 Days of The West WingDay 3 - Your favourite episode

Two Cathedrals

TV doesn’t get much better than this. Scratch that, TV doesn’t get any better than this. This episode isn’t just about the death of a much-beloved colleague and whether or not President Bartlet will run for a second term; it is the fall and rebirth of a man. The flashbacks to Jed’s school days are intricately woven into the storyline through parallels and cinematography to die for and the casting of young Jed and Mrs Landingham is flawless (their dynamic is just begging for a spin-off). We see his mistreatment at the hands of his father and we realise that by rejecting God, Jed is finally speaking the words he never could to his father. There is a universalisability about that brilliant scene in the church (I haven’t the foggiest idea why Martin Sheen never won an Emmy for this) because who hasn’t had their faith tested or experienced that moment of doubt; not just with religion but in all areas of life?

The eponymous ‘Two Cathedrals’ represent the two most defining aspects of Jed and how connected they are. When he loses faith in God, he also loses faith in his presidency, but Mrs Landingham is there to put some much needed sense in him, like always. Because you never had a big sister and you need one. Visited by an angel, baptised in the rain of a tropical storm, disciples - SO MANY JESUS METAPHORS YOU GUYS. So when we reach the final scene I am already a wreck, but Sorkin and Schlamme go ahead and decide to create the best sequence of television I’ve ever seen. (Not even exaggerating. Just watch this: x ) I’ve seen it fifty times, I know exactly what is going to happen, and yet the magic is still there. In summary: the best episode ever of the best show ever, and y’all should watch it. Stat. 

It’s great, It’s like Sam Seaborn, just on speed and less smart.
Adam Scott (about Chris Traeger). (via speakfree)
Posted on June 19, 2012  ·  with 76 notes · via / source
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