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Two Cathedrals (2.22)

  • Mrs. Landingham: Are you in a tough spot? Yes. Do I feel sorry for you? I do not. Why? Because there are people way worse off than you.
  • Bartlet: Give me numbers.
  • Mrs. Landingham: I don't know numbers. You give them to me.
  • Bartlet: How about a child born this minute has a 1 in 5 chance of being born into poverty?
  • Mrs. Landingham: How many Americans don't have health insurance?
  • Bartlet: 44 million.
  • Mrs. Landingham: What's the number one cause of death for black men under 35?
  • Bartlet: Homicide.
  • Mrs. Landingham: How many Americans are behind bars?
  • Bartlet: 3 million.
  • Mrs. Landingham: How many Americans are drug addicts?
  • Bartlet: 5 million.
  • Mrs. Landingham: And 1 in 5 kids in poverty?
  • Bartlet: That's 13 million American children. Three and a half million kids go to schools that are literally falling apart. We need 127 billion in school construction, and we need it today.
  • Mrs. Landingham: To say nothing of 53 people trapped in an embassy.
  • Bartlet: Yes.
  • Mrs. Landingham: 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.
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