The West Wing: Bipartisan Relations
Ainsley Hayes Bio Born Ainsley Hayes Profession White House Legal Counsel Lawyer Titles Associate White House Counsel ( – ) Deputy White. West Wing - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3, . Sam and Ainsley's marriage is going down the tubes as Sam struggles to get. Quotes. [Ainsley Hayes is about to meet her new boss, White House counsel Leo McGarry: Sam Seaborn had this innocent relationship with a girl - bam.
If you want to come I guess that'd be okay. Why, Josh, you've swept me off my feet. You guys don't realize it, but you're having a pretty bad night. I swear to God I'll blow your head off. My name is Charlie Young, jackass.
And if that bulge in your pocket's an 8-ball of blow, you'll be spending Spring Break in a federal prison. The Secret Service should worry about you getting shot! They are worried about me getting shot. I'm worried about me getting shot! But that is nothing compared to how terrified we are of you.
You scare the hell out of the Secret Service, Zoey, and you scare the hell out of me, too.
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My getting killed would be bad enough, but that is not the nightmare scenario. The nightmare scenario, sweetheart, is you getting kidnapped. You go out to a bar or a party in some club and you get up to go to the restroom. Somebody comes up from behind, puts their hand across your mouth and whisks you out the back door.
You're so petrified you don't even notice the bodies of two Secret Service agents lying on the ground with bullet holes in their heads.
Then you're whisked away in a car. It's a big party with lots of noise and lots of people coming and going and it's a half hour before someone says, "Hey, where's Zoey? It's another hour and a half before anyone even thinks to shut down all the airports! And now we're off to the races! You're tied to a chair in a cargo shack somewhere in the middle of Uganda and I am told that I have seventy-two hours to get Israel to free four hundred and sixty terrorist prisoners.
So I'm on the phone, pleading with Binyamin and he's saying "I'm sorry Mr President, but Israel simply does not negotiate with terrorists, period!
It's the only way we can survive. Do you get it?! How much were the sandwiches? I gave you a twenty. Yes, as it turns out, actually, you gave me more money than I needed to buy what you asked for.
However, knowing you, as I do, I'm afraid I can't trust you to spend the change wisely. I've decided to invest it for you.
That was a little parable. I want my money back. Because you tend to cull some bizarre factoid from a less than reputable source and then you blow it all out of proportion.
I just thought you might like to know that in certain parts of Indonesia, they summarily execute people they suspect of being sorcerers. Gangs of roving people. Beheading those they suspect of being sorcerers. No questions right now, Harry. It really bugs you that the President listens to me sometimes. What about a negotiator? This is a standoff with federal officers. I think it would be wise if we demonstrated that we exhausted every possible peaceful solution before we got all Ramboed up.
Let me tell you something. Ultimately, it is not the nuts that are the greatest threat to democracy, as history has shown us over and over and over again, the greatest threat to democracy is the unbridled power of the state over its citizens. Which, by the way, that power is always unleashed in the name of preservation.
The FBI says come out with your hands up, you come out with your hands up. We did not seek nor did we provoke an assault on our freedoms and our way of life. We did not expect nor did we invite a confrontation with evil. Yet the true measure of a people's strength is how they rise to master that moment when it does arrive. Forty-four people were killed a couple of hours ago at Kennison State University; three swimmers from the men's team were killed and two others are in critical condition; when after having heard the explosion from their practice facility they ran into the fire to help get people out The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight.
They're our students and our teachers and our parents and our friends. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels, but every time we think we have measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and we're reminded that that capacity may well be limitless.
This is a time for American heroes. We will do what is hard.
We will achieve what is great. This is a time for American heroes and we reach for the stars. He replies, "in the car", which prompts the response, "Freak". In an episode in the third season, Sam is awed by President Bartlet's foresight and wisdom when resolving an apparent impasse among the Chinese, the Taiwanese and the United States. President Bartlet predicts that Sam will run for President someday and should not be scared; Bartlet believes that he can do it.
Run for Congress[ edit ] During the fourth season, Sam decides to run for Congress in his home district — the California 47th in Orange County, California — in a special election held after deceased Democratic candidate Horton Wilde posthumously makes history by defeating arch-conservative Republican incumbent Chuck Webb.
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Sam first becomes familiar with the congressional race when he is sent to talk to Wilde's campaign manager, Will Baileyon behalf of the Democratic Party, to convince him to drop the campaign. Will continues running the campaign with earnestness and energy after Wilde died, an act that is seen as bizarre and pointless — or, as Sam puts it to him, "a national joke". After seeing firsthand how dedicated Will is and realizing that he is a public servant in the mold of Bartlet's own senior staff, Sam becomes impressed with how he ran Wilde's campaign and offers his own name as a replacement candidate for election night in case Wilde wins, not thinking he will have to honor the promise.
When Wilde does win, Sam decides not to back out but to use this opportunity to promote a truly liberal agenda in the traditionally conservative district. He goes to California with the blessing of Bartlet and his fellow White House staffers. Once he learns that Will Bailey is not going to stay on to manage his campaign, he recommends him as a temporary replacement for himself in the White House, to help Toby write Bartlet's second inaugural address.
Sam is expected to lose in a landslide.
President Bartlet goes to California to lend his support, taking with him Sam's friends on the senior staff, who believe campaign manager Scott Holcomb is wasting Sam's time by having him run a safe, timid campaign.
In the midst of the visit, Sam learns that Bartlet is putting off announcing the Democratic budget plan Sam himself had helped design, so that Sam won't feel pressured to support it and further stigmatize himself during the election. Sam is appalled and decides to put things right. While introducing the President at a campaign event, he adds that the audience shouldn't "let him off this stage" until he has announced the budget plan.
Backstage, Bartlet watches Scott Holcomb react with distress and asks why he is running Sam's campaign the way he is. Holcomb admits that he is anticipating Sam's loss and trying to smooth the way for a less divisive candidate the next time around, prompting Bartlet to unofficially fire him and get Toby to take over the campaign for the final weeks.
Toby runs a thoroughly honest and liberal campaign, not until the very end of which does Sam realize, "I'm going to lose". Toby confirms it, explaining, "They're going to throw rocks at you next week, and I wanted to be standing next to you when they did. When Sam does reappear, it is implied that Sam lost the election to Congressman Webb, and then declined the promotion to Senior Counselor to the President that had been suggested by Toby.
Instead, he quit politics, remained in his home state of California, and joined an unnamed law firm in Los Angeles which pays him a salary that would "make [Josh] puke". Return to the White House[ edit ] Although Sam is mentioned occasionally following his departure — most notably calling Josh to tell him to "roll with the punches" after the latter unwittingly caused the defection of a Democratic Senator — he is not seen in the series until the last episodes of the seventh and final season, following the election of Congressman Matt Santos as President.