After Josh is hailed as the "101st Senator" in a newspaper profile, he butts heads with a conservative Idaho Democratic Senator who withholds his approval of a backlog of military promotions to secure an expensive but faulty missile launcher to be built in his home state.
In the back corridors, Will gets a flattering offer from the newly approved Vice President while CJ runs afoul of Leo's temper when she does not stick to the administration's scripted line on an EPA report on coal-based energy.
Likewise, Amy earns the President's wrath when she pushes for funding of the First Lady's agenda on violence prevention while Toby pieces together a message calendar to stay on point during Bartlet's second term.
original airdate--October 29, 2003 rating--13.1 million
music--"West Wing Main Title" by W.G. Snuffy Walden