White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2000
Now, the Bloomberg party is also a cast party for the stars of The West Wing, who are celebrating the end of their first season. You’ll have to forgive me if I’m not as excited as everyone else is at the thought of a West Wing finale party. But I’ve got to give them credit; their first season got a lot better ratings than mine did — (laughter) — not to mention the reviews. The critics just hated my travel office episode. (Laughter and applause.) And that David Gergen cameo fell completely flat. (Laughter.)
It aired at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2000. This year House of Cards was all the rage.
Sam: If you don’t understand a question, say so. They’ll repeat it. Or they’ll rephrase it.
Sam: There’s nothing wrong with not understanding a question.
Sam: There’s nothing wrong with saying “I don’t recall.”
Donna: I appreciate this.
Sam: Yeah. Don’t you want to go over this with Josh?
Donna: He’s…pissed at me.
Sam: No, he’s not.
Donna: He’s…yeah, he is.
Sam: He didn’t say anything.
Donna: He doesn’t say anything.
Donna: Anyway, I appreciate this.
Sam: You’re gonna be sitting in a room. It’s gonna feel like you did something wrong. But guess what?
Sam: You didn’t, so.
The West Wing 3x05 - “War Crimes”
hilarieburton asked : top 5 sam moments
whoops cheated again
- Yes, I turned, I cursed, I spat, it froze.
- This is bad on so many levels
- Eliminating the penny … so I’ll come back
- Hi, it’s Sam. I’m sleeping for a few hours right now so you can leave a message, or if you really need me you can shout into the machine, and I’ll wake up.
- You’re fired. S. Seaborn
- You’re a cheap hack. And if you come after Leo, I’m gonna bust you like a pinata.
Ainsley: …This White House that loves the Bill of Rights, all of them. Except the second one.
Sam: This is the wrong place to talk about guns right now. I thought your column was idiotic.
Ainsley: Imagine my surprise.
Sam: But for a brilliant surgical team and two centimeters of a miracle, this guy’s dead right now. From bullets fired from a gun bought legally. They bought guns, they loaded ‘em, they drove from Wheeling to Rosslyn, and until they pulled the trigger they had yet to commit a crime. I am so off-the-charts tired of the gun lobby tossing around words like “personal freedom” and nobody calling ‘em on it. It’s not about personal freedom, and it certainly has nothing to do with public safety. It’s just that some people like guns.
Ainsley: Yes, they do. But you know what’s more insidious than that? Your gun control position doesn’t have anything to do with public safety and it’s certainly not about personal freedom. It’s about you don’t like people who do like guns. You don’t like the people. Think about that the next time you make a joke about the South.
The West Wing 2x04 - “In This White House”