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FrankelSaysRelax Fri 07-Sep-12 11:36:15

I can't find the old thread, so thought I'd start a new one grin

Is anyone else following the US election and finding themselves comparing everything to TWW?!

I found this on the BBC website and was impressed to realise I knew what most of them were, thanks to TWW!


NewGirlInTown Sat 08-Sep-12 00:22:18

Yes definitely. I always wonder, what would Jed Bartlet do, and how long did it take Toby to write that speech...


How I miss The West Wing

Northernlurkerisbackatwork Sat 08-Sep-12 00:24:19

Did you see the Democrats had a Santos lookalike speaking?

AllHailTheOlympiansMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 08-Sep-12 00:25:30

You're not the only one...

FrankelSaysRelax Sat 08-Sep-12 10:20:21

Ah, there you all are! I was starting to think you'd all be whisked away by the Secret Service grin

I read something interesting last night. Apparently earlier this year the US military admitted that they do have a secret military space shuttle shock

Yama Sat 08-Sep-12 10:25:27

The other day I was trying to remember who said to her husband that she couldn't be with him because he was too sad. It was Andie to Toby.

Random scenes pop into my head now and then. Then I really think about the scene, the emotions, what it all means.

FrankelSaysRelax Sat 08-Sep-12 18:58:23

Foo Fighters played the Democratic National Convention last week! Tad familiar, no?! wink

Fiderer Sun 09-Sep-12 07:30:28

grin at new thread, I lost the old one too, it was very long - loads of TWW on MN. CaveMum did a list of states won by Santos and Vinick.

I was looking at this and noted Nevada is still fairly close.

Fiderer Sun 09-Sep-12 07:34:35

That worked in preview - tried again but only the Vinick results come up. Santos is a scroll or two up. <applauds CaveMum again>

Here's a trivia question:

What was 'Operation Resting Eagle'?

FrankelSaysRelax Sun 09-Sep-12 08:19:02

Fiderer - tis I CaveMum wink, I've had a name change grin

Fiderer Sun 09-Sep-12 08:35:12

grin Didn't recognise you in your equine finery. I was going to shout out in Chat "Oi CaveMum - new WW thread!"

FrankelSaysRelax Sun 09-Sep-12 08:41:18

Someone suggested the name to me as I wouldn't shut up about the mighty beast on another thread, so I thought I'd keep it till the end of the season. Once he retires I will revert back, or come up with a new variation grin

Just been reading back through that other thread, we had some good discussions/debates. Here's hoping we can continue!

On your other comment, has anyone told Josh whoever is running the Obama campaign that they need more ad buy in Florida and Ohio, never mind Nevada! wink

hattymattie Sun 09-Sep-12 08:44:19

Just finished series 4 where Zoey is kidnapped. I love Will Bailey.

Fiderer Sun 09-Sep-12 08:46:51

The Obama campaign needs someone from outside the Beltway, us! Sure we can tell fact from fiction. Illinois is looking safe this time so Josh doesn't have to worry about ad buys there.

FrankelSaysRelax Sun 09-Sep-12 09:00:32

It is with disappointment that I read this on IMDB:

In 2011, actor Kal Penn told The New York Times that on the first night of his job in the Obama Administration's White House Office of Public Engagement, he was at the office until 11 P.M., and suggested to his colleagues that they order in some Chinese food. When his new coworkers told him that ordering food deliveries is not actually allowed in the White House, Penn's response was: "but they do it on West Wing!"

Nooooooooo! My illusions are shattered!


changeforthebetter Sun 09-Sep-12 09:03:15

Northernlurker - a Santos lookalike?? shock name or link purleease!! grin <faints> grin

Northernlurkerisbackatwork Sun 09-Sep-12 09:36:19

OPeration Resting Eagle was Bartlett's plan to have an early call and then go back to sleep for an hour. Abby wrecked it by delaying the call.

Hatty - don't get too keen.

Santos lookalike - is married I'm afraid. Wife not blonde. Otherwise Santos

FrankelSaysRelax Sun 09-Sep-12 10:29:08

Anyone else still get confused about the Democrats being blue and Republicans red?! Surely it should be the other way round!

Hassled Sun 09-Sep-12 10:34:01

I've been thinking we need a nice new shiny WW thread - and yes, it's a true fact that behind the scenes in the current US election are Bruno Gianelli and Josh. They're right there.

EverythingInMjiniature Sun 09-Sep-12 10:41:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Fiderer Sun 09-Sep-12 10:51:23

Everything you can fill it with this thread until you're ready to start again with Season 1.

Northernlurker grin yes, I had to replay it to hear what he'd called his little plan.

Pancakeflipper Sun 09-Sep-12 11:36:14

I am onto series 5. Cor it's a corker already. Oh dearie me Leo. But still missing Sam Seabourne in his white shirts with a Tshirt underneath.

Northernlurkerisbackatwork Sun 09-Sep-12 13:33:11

Dh and I work our way through then start over again. Just mid season 4 atm.

changeforthebetter Sun 09-Sep-12 14:49:37

Thanks Northern. I actually read that article and the thought crossed my mind but he's not my kind of Santos really grin

I rewatched the election S3 or 4 <brain freeze> How did Andi get pregnant. Was it IVF or did she have sex with Toby. On election night she refers to him as "my man". Quite a few of my S3 discs seem to have got scratched which is a bit gutting sad

Northernlurkerisbackatwork Sun 09-Sep-12 15:19:06

It was IVF. They were doing IVF during the marriage and the implication is that he carried on with that although the mariage ended. The 'my man' statement is a little ambiguous but reflects their mutual commitment - even though not in a partnership.

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