I can see why CBS passed on this pilot proposal. The characters were a little one dimensional. Bill Daly plays a dim witted politician who is kept afloat by his smart staff. It is not as sophisticated as it sounds, at least not in this pseudo pilot. They also try to address race in this episode but it is a little strained. The woman who plays the white secretary is really bad.
As far as an episode of Mary Tyler Moore, it is a weird episode because it barely features the regular cast. Not one of the better episodes of season two.