WEST WING S1.E14 :: TAKE THIS SABBATH DAY

"I have a very delicate system."
  1. Oh man. I love this episode. For so many reasons.
  2. "You have a very sensitive system!"
    Josh, you should really listen to Donna.
  3. "A campaign manager.. A guy named Joey Lucas?"
    Hehehe.
  4. "I'm not taking my pager. I'm not taking my cell phone."
    "I'm taking my pager. I should probably take my cell phone too."
  5. "We don't execute people between sundown Friday and sundown Sunday."
    But any other day..
  6. Ha! Josh is snoring on the floor.
  7. Donna: "Why didn't you go home after the party?"
    Josh: "I couldn't find my keys. Or remember where I lived."
  8. "Donna, you really.. You want to speak very softly."
    We've been there, Josh. We feel your pain.
  9. "If you look out the left side of the cabin, you'll see the fjords. Then we got a history of the fjords. Then we got a quiz on the fjords. Do you have any idea how much I'd like to dress you up in lederhosen and drop kick you only a fjord?"
    I love CJ so much. But I am much more like President Bartlet. Give me a captive audience and I can feed it useless facts all day long!
  10. Where would Josh be without Donna?
    The answer is screwed. He'd be screwed.
  11. "What in God's name is happening right now?"
    In Josh's defense, this is a confusing situation.
  12. "I'm not going to be very good at this, Leo."
    Ugh. I cannot imagine this situation.. One in which personal conviction can't completely govern actions because of law and precedent. It's a good thing that I'm not the president.
  13. "Charlie, if they found the guy who shot your mother, would you want to see him executed?"
    "I wouldn't want to see him executed, Mr. President. I'd want to do it myself."
  14. Really? 71% of the American people support capital punishment? That seems high to me.
  15. The song the cantor is amazing. I wonder if it can be find it online?
    Yes it can. In case you're interested, it's a hashkiveinu by Max Helfman
  16. "He killed two people.. Probably more. I'm sorry I don't get worked up over it."
    And there's the other side of it.
  17. "We can't not execute some people and execute others based on the mood of the Oval Office. It's cruel and unusual punishment."
    And there is the crux of the dilemma.
  18. "The United States is one of five countries on Earth that puts to death people who were under the age of 18 when they committed their crime. Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. So that's a list we definitely want to be on."
  19. "Leo, there are times when we are absolutely nowhere."
    Welcome to the world, Sam. It's like that here all the time.
  20. I love the whole scene with the president and the priest.
  21. One of my favorite things about this show is that it approaches controversial topics from all sides, rather than just representing one opinion.