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Tax-cut plan clears Senate easily →
Theater, for boxdog1 - "The West Wing"
[INT. - OVAL OFFICE - DAY. The PRESIDENT is meeting with staff. A TV is tuned to C-SPAN.]
AXELROD: ...and you're meeting with Clinton in five hours.
OBAMA: He's a former president, Dave. I don't need a reminder.
AXELROD: I just read what's on the schedule, sir.
OBAMA [holds up schedule]: I have a copy. I can read.
AXELROD [smiles]: Yes, sir.
GIBBS: After the meeting, you're going to do a joint briefing in the press room. Opening remarks, then Clinton, back to you.
AXELROD: Does he take questions?
GIBBS: I'm sorry?
AXELROD: Does he do a Q and A?
GIBBS: No questions. It's your podium.
OBAMA: He's a former president.
AXELROD [holds up schedule]: I know, sir. I can read.
OBAMA: I want him to take a couple of questions. I'm a big boy.
GIBBS: Fine. He'll talk up the tax compromise.
AXELROD: That should bring some of our guys back into the fold.
OBAMA [stressed]: Where they should be in the first place.
GIBBS: It's hard for many people to swallow, sir. We just gave the richest Americans a tax break for the next two years.
OBAMA: There's more in that deal. And the GOP left me no choice.
AXELROD: The American people know that, sir. Well, half of them.
AXELROD [annoyed, then]: We need to make an impact statement, sir. Something that tells them we--and our party--won't take this lying down. We look weak otherwise, sir. And even more Democrats will jump ship.
OBAMA: Bon voyage.
[GIBBS notices the TV.]
[OBAMA and AXELROD look. AXELROD turns up the volume.]
[SANDERS O/C]: You can call what I'm doing whatever you want. You can call it a long speech, you can call it a filibuster...
[AXELROD mutes the TV.]
GIBBS: ...there's your impact statement.
Man, this whole day has been a West Wing episode. Though, with not nearly enough Rob Lowe.
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