The West Wing

Season 2 Episode 16

Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 28, 2001 on NBC

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    • Toby: It's activist vacation is what it is. Spring break for anarchist wannabes. The black t-shirts, the gas masks as fashion accessories.
      Sachs: These kids today, with the hair and the clothes...
      Toby: All right, that's it, flatfoot.
      Sachs: I got great feet.
      Toby: You want the benefits of free trade? Food is cheaper.
      Sachs: Yes.
      Toby: Food is cheaper, clothes are cheaper, steel is cheaper, cars are cheaper, phone service is cheaper. You feel me building a rhythm here? That's 'cause I'm a speechwriter and I
      know how to make a point.
      Sachs: Toby...
      Toby: It lowers prices, it raises income. You see what I did with 'lowers' and 'raises' there?
      Sachs: Yes.
      Toby: It's called the science of listener attention. We did repetition, we did floating opposites and now you end with the one that's not like the others. Ready? Free trade stops wars. And that's it. Free trade stops wars! And we figure out a way to fix the rest! One world, one peace. I'm sure I've seen that on a sign somewhere.
      Sachs: God, Toby... Wouldn't it be great if there was someone around here with communication skills who could go in there and tell them that?
      Toby: Shut up.

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