As a State Department dinner nears, President Bartlet boldly vetoes the "death tax" bill but his staff must hustle when they are surprised to learn that the House of Representatives have enough votes to immediately override the veto.
Meanwhile, as some important Democratic congressmen are holding out for some compromising political favors that incense Bartlet and Leo, Josh tries to smooth-talk a promising governor who is considering running against Bartlet. On the fringes, C.J. singles out an overmatched entertainment reporter for retribution and Charlie is strongly urged by his fellow White House teammates to ask for immunity in his upcoming testimony into the President's non-disclosure of his illness.
original airdate--October 31,2001
music--"West Wing Main Title" by W.G. Snuffy Walden