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West Wing

The inevitable end of West Wing story, which has not been buried, despite the real president’s domination of the news today, reminds me of the best line from it last night. (I hadn’t seen it for awhile and tuned in late last night–but not too late.) SPOILERS (SORTA) AHEAD. The veep is found out to be having an affair with a socialite, to whom he leaked classified documents. The chief of state winds up telling him–without knowledge of the specifics of how bad her coming book will be–”this is grounds for divorce, not for resignation.” Though the vice president wound up resigning, it was the perfect Clinton/Bartlet response…

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