The Benign Prerogative
Episode 11 of 22 within Season Five. Item 99 of 156 overall.
Production number 176061.
Carol Flint - Writer
Christopher Misiano - Director
5.78
13 votes

As the State of the Union speech nears, the President ponders a lengthy list of prisoners eligible for pardon - but he must weigh the political implications of "the benign prerogative" - while Charlie befriends an attractive young woman and shares insider tidbits until he learns that she will begin the White House beat as a reporter.

Elsewhere, Toby takes the heartland's temperature by joining pollster Joey on a mall polling tour that could affect the language of the upcoming speech.

In addition, the First Lady vows to be more pro-active in influencing her husband while Bartlet entertains a Colorado couple whose fundraising efforts also include an impassioned plea.

original airdate--January 14,2004                            

music--"West Wing Main Title" by W.G. Snuffy Walden

  1. "Super Duper Love" by Joss Stone
  2. "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" by Gordon MacRae

 

 

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