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Message of the Week
Season 7
Episode 3
Written By Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.
Director Christopher Misiano
Original Airdate October 9, 2005
Guest Stars: Janeane Garofalo
Patricia Richardson
Ron Silver
Brett Cullen
William Russ
Julian Acosta
Matthew Del Negro
Peter MacKenzie
Chris Matthews
Tom Everett

 "Previously on the West Wing" spoken by C.J.

The Vinick camp decides to turn the tables on the Santos campaign by targeting issues of immigration - issues Santos has avoided.

Summary Edit


Act I

Act II


Act IV

Cast Edit


Special Guest StarsEdit

Guest StarringEdit


Trivia / Goofs Edit

  • At this point in the series, the episode is tied with The Long Goodbye for fewest main cast members appearing in an episode at three. It was surpassed later in the season in The Debate.
  • In this episode Bruno tells Shelia and Vinick that a senator hasn't been elected since 1960, referring to JFK. Three years after this episode was aired, in the 2008 Presidential Election Senator Barack Obama was elected to become the 44th President. However, Obama's Republican opponent was fellow Senator John McCain.
  • Gov. Ray Sullivan tells the pro-life representative that he always appointed pro-life judges while he was Governor of West Virginia and will have the same point of view when he becomes Vice President. But real judges in West Virginia are not appointed; they are elected.

Quotes Edit

Senator Arnold Vinick: He's what wrong with this party. Not me.... The United States Senate gets to advice and consent on judges, not the clergy.

Bruno: First one to go negative is a show of weakness.

References Edit

"The West Wing" Message of the Week (2005)

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