18th and Potomac (2.21)
CJ: I was looking for Leo.
Charlie: He's in the Situation Room.
CJ: That's usually a good sign.
The Leadership Breakfast (2.11)
Sam: Did you know there's a swimming pool under the press briefing room?
Donna: I didn't.
Sam: There's a swimming pool underneath there. And I'll tell you what else, according to the OMB efficiency auditor, there are more people working in the West Wing of the White House than at any point in history.
Donna: You want to free up office space by kicking out the press corps?
Donna: And putting in a swimming pool?
Sam: I realize there are some flaws in my logic.
Let Bartlet Be Bartlet (1.19)
Bartlet: You brought me in on teachers. You brought me in on capital gains. You brought me in on China. And you brought me in on guns.
Leo: Brought you in from where? You've never been out there on guns. You've never been out there on teachers. You dangle your feet, and I'm the hall monitor around here. It's my job to make sure nobody runs too fast or goes off too far. I tell Josh to go to the Hill on campaign finance, he knows nothing's gonna come out of it.
Bartlet: That's crap.
Leo: Sam can't get real on Don't Ask, Don't Tell because you're not gonna be there, and every guy sitting across the room from him knows that.
Bartlet: Leo, if I ever told you to get aggressive about campaign finance or gays in the military, you would tell me, "Don't run too fast or go to far."
Leo: If you ever told me to get aggressive about anything, I'd say "I serve at the pleasure of the President." But we'll never know, sir, because I don't think you're ever gonna say it.
Bartlet: I have said it, and nothing's ever happened!
Leo: You want to see me orchestrate this right now? You want to see me mobilize these people These people who would walk into fire if you told them to. These people who showed up to lead. These people who showed up to fight. That guy gets death threats because he's black and he dates your daughter. He was warned: Do not show up to this place, your life will be in danger. He said to hell with that, I'm going anyway. You said no. Prudent, or not prudent, this 21 year old for 600 dollars a week says, "I'm going where I want to because a man stands up." Everyone's waiting for you. I don't know how much longer.
Bartlet: I don't want to feel like this anymore.
Leo: You don't have to.
Bartlet: I don't want to go to sleep like this.
Leo: You don't have to.
Bartlet: I want to speak.
Leo: Say it out loud. Say it to me.
Bartlet: This is more important than reelection. I want to speak now.