Bartlet : Me neither. Bartlet : I know. Toby : We're talking about Texas, sir. Sam : It was big hats. Bartlet : It makes a difference. Josh : We got whomped in Texas twice. Bartlet : I think I was there. Bartlet : C. Bartlet : Twenty-seven lawyers in the room, anybody know 'post hoc, ergo propter hoc'? Josh : Ah, post, after hoc, ergo, therefore After hoc, therefore something else hoc. Bartlet : Thank you.
Leo : 'After it, therefore because of it'. Bartlet : 'After it, therefore because of it'. It means one thing follows the other, therefore it was caused by the other. But it's not always true. In fact it's hardly ever true. We did not lose Texas because of the hat joke. Do you know when we lost Texas? Bartlet : Go figure. Bartlet : What is that? Morris : It's a flu shot. Bartlet : I don't need a flu shot. Morris : You do need a flu shot.
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Bartlet : How do I know this isn't the start of a military coup? Morris : Sir? Bartlet : I want the Secret Service in here right away. Morris : In the event of a military coup, sir, what makes you think the Secret Service is gonna be on your side? Bartlet : Now that's a thought that's gonna fester. Sam : About a week ago I accidentally slept with a prostitute. Toby : Really?
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Sam : Yes. Toby : You accidentally slept with a prostitute. Sam : Call girl. Toby : Accidentally. Toby : I don't understand. Did you trip over something? I'm not frightened.
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I'm going to blow them off the face of the earth with the fury of God's own thunder. A Proportional Response [ edit ] Josh : A couple of things for you to bear in mind. First of all, he didn't know she was a call girl when he slept with her.
He did not pay her money. He didn't participate in, have knowledge of, or witness anything illegal. Or for that matter, unethical, immoral, or suspect. A couple things for you to bear in mind. None of that matters on Hard Copy! Josh : You're overreacting. Josh : Yes. Josh : That's not what I meant. Josh : You know what, C. Well, I've got a staff meeting to go to and so do you, you elitist Harvard fascist missed-the-dean's-list-two-semesters-in-a-row Yankee jackass!
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Josh : Feel better getting that off your chest there, C. Josh : You look like a million bucks, by the way. Sam : [reading a newspaper article, quoting a congressman] "Folks down here are patriotic, fiercely patriotic. The President better not be planning on making any visits to this base.
If he does, he may not get out alive. Sitting there with military officers? Josh : Don't take the bait.
Toby : Josh. Josh : Don't take the bait! Toby : You'd better believe I'm going to take the bait. Leo : There ought to be a law against it. Josh : Why'd you get him started? How about threatening the life of the President? He was talking to other people: how about conspiracy? They were military officers, how about treason? That was a member of our own party, Leo. That was a Democrat who said that! Leo : It's bad, I know. Toby : That's it? Leo : What are you going to do? Toby : Have the Justice Department bring him in pending felony charges. Josh : Toby's right. What's the good of being in power if you're not going to haul your enemies in for questioning?
Toby : We're really not gonna do anything about this? Leo : Yeah, cause what we really need to do is arrest people for being mean to the President. Toby : There is no law. There is no decency. Bartlet : What's the virtue of the proportional response? Admiral Fitzwallace : I'm sorry? Bartlet : What is the virtue of a proportional response? Why's it good? They hit an airplane, so we hit a transmitter, right? That's a proportional response. Admiral Fitzwallace : Sir, in the case of Pericles 1 -- Bartlet : [talking over him] They hit a barracks, so we hit two transmitters.
Admiral Fitzwallace : That's roughly it, yes, sir. Bartlet : This is what we do. I mean, this is what we do. Leo : Yes, sir, it's what we do. It's what we've always done. Bartlet : Well, if it's what we do, if it's what we've always done, don't they know we're going to do it? Leo : Sir, if you'd turn your attention to Pericles 1 -- Bartlet : I have turned my attention to Pericles 1.