Just before a campaign meeting, Annabeth is giving Leo some last minute advice as they’re walking.
ANNABETH: Okay, ten minutes of grip-and-grin, followed by the speech, followed by a quick stop in Bakersfield.
LEO: What happened to the conference call with the policy team?
ANNABETH: They decided they don’t need you on the conference call, they need you in Bakersfield. Let’s remember to call him “Santos.”
LEO: The candidate?
ANNABETH: That’s what he calls himself.
LEO: What’d I call him?
ANNABETH: “Santos,” with an “ahh” instead of an “ah.”
LEO: Ahh’s not more correct?
ANNABETH: In Mexico.
LEO: I say “ahh”?
ANNABETH: Leo, you’re inconsistent. We just don’t want to give the impression that you’re iffy on your running mate’s name.
LEO: Certainly not. [Pause]  Now I’m confused. Which is it?
ANNABETH: “Ah”.
LEO: “Ah”?
ANNABETH: “Ah.” It’s not out yet.
LEO: Did I ask?
ANNABETH: No, but you wanted to.
LEO: You wouldn’t tell me even if you had it because I’m about to go onstage and you feel it’s your responsibility to manage my mood, which it isn’t.
ANNABETH: You know I left a great job to come work for this campaign.
LEO: I’m just saying, I’ve been at this for awhile. I don’t need the babysitting.
ANNABETH: You most certainly do. Just because you’ve trained a Preakness jockey doesn’t mean you know how to sit a horse.
The West Wing, The Ticket, Season 7 Episode 1.

22 August 2011 @ 10pm | 18 notes
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