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"congressman matthew santos" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"So I'm quite sure they would want to call him. Bob in France. I mean, those aren't their names. But for some reason, they're good with Bob in Fran SIS these characters who take on straight. I mean, your dad's given first name is actually, Mr. Molina. Which was confusing as a kid, but that is confusing. There was this thing from CPAC today where Donald Trump was talking. He's like, oh people used to call me up and be like Donny, Don. And now, they call me up, and they and they say, Mr President, and I say, relax, call me. Donald. So casual. That's hilarious. So you don't have to go that formal, but you do have to go more formal you were right for. Named cpac? Doesn't work for me. Cpac is I feel like what I take when I. So as I was saying, I don't know what to call Matthew Santos, congressman Santos. Congressman Matthew Santos, president congressman Matthew Santos. And this is a big subject of discussion in this episode. Call me, Matt I don't want to call you mad. That was pretty good Bradford. You just did. So what are we going to do? Can we just make a house rule here? How do we refer to him Santos Santos? Okay. Fine. Jinx. We have a savvy listenership, but just in case, I thought maybe it'd be worth just defining the term retail politics for a second. Okay. So New Hampshire's retail politics. Really? This is the process of introducing yourself to people at a small scale with real human interaction is actually a crucial test for presidential candidates because most of our interactions with these people are through mass media. I mean, even the stuff, you know, if you're not in New Hampshire or not in the very places where they're going to be even then you're watching it through TV news, but it's still a setting where they're actually meeting people shaking hands taking questions and actually having to be a human being. And I think it's like a way to sort of get a sense of does this person actually have a soul are they real? Is there something three dimensional to them? And I think the New Hampshire primary feels important especially to people in New Hampshire, but I think really in general in the process as just a proxy for everyone else to get to see them in that setting. Yeah. Well, what was interesting? I think is that even in this day and age of. Social media and twenty four hour news cycle, and all that what happens on the ground in New Hampshire in what should be very low stake setting because there's only if you delegates that are going to be chosen by this process, but its prominence as one of the early bellwethers makes that sort of retail politics explode magnified because everything's being covered. And also every person I guess who's hand is met by the candidates, and who is impressed by something. Then also has their presence out in the world. It's like the shampoo commercial. They told friends, and they told two friends, and they all do friends. And so I like that's one of the things I love about this episode is seeing that even in this day and age and granted this is fourteen years ago that there's an importance even being emphasized by somebody as savvy savage, Josh Lyman of just meeting people and looking in their eyes and giving them a sense of who you are..
"congressman matthew santos" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"It was written by Carol Flint and directed by Laura Innes and at first aired on November twenty fourth two thousand four it's my dad's birthday nice. What birthday or do not want to date him? Here's a crazy thing. I don't actually know. You don't know. How old your dad is? But the crazy part is that I think maybe nobody really knows including your dad in order to get my dad off to school. There is a possibility that they might have fudged his age in order to be like, yeah, he's old enough to go to school, and then that's just been his official age of record. But it's actually possible that he might be a year younger than he actually is how about that. They just really wanted him out of the hat. I just found this out like recently, the home, you know, because it was my dad's birthday not too long ago. And I asked I said something to my sister about it. And she said, you know, we don't actually know how old that is. That's why while I would find that unsettling. Yeah. Where I he. But I feel like I can with great accuracy say this was his sixty-some soon birthday fair enough accepted in this episode. The United States peacekeeping compound is attacked an American soldier is killed and others wounded as the White House struggles to control the story. The father of the slain soldier speaks out against the mission. He's no fan of president Bartlett's. Meanwhile, democratic congressman Matthew Santos patches. The patient's Bill of rights, he wrote two Republican piece of legislation that effectively keeps the democratic elements while maintaining a Republican agenda and Leo gets a lesson in life and business from his nurse. Very nice. What do you think of this episode? I liked this episode. I think. They're definitely elements. I liked about this episode. I had a lot of quibbles along the way. I'm sure I'll get pilloried for quibbling. Yeah. I've watched it twice. I'm so deep in it. But it's still relatively. No. I guess I've watched it three times now because I watched it last month to once. I don't know maybe the jury is still out fair enough mobile. Let's try to get to a verdict by podcasts. And okay sounds great this up so begins with the ceremony for the unveiling of the plans for the bar library. We are now deep into presidential legacy mode. There was some existential fretting about it in the last season. Banal? It's like this is underway. They've chosen a location. It's a real location actually the mill that there where they're setting this as a real place along the Merrimack river that was built in the early eighteen hundreds that would be cool actually as a sort of west wing amusement park, if they built president Bartlett's library, also. A kudos to the art department. I like the replica that they built. Yeah. That was must have been so complicated. Impressive for a one off in a single cold open in one episode when I was thinking was they should've kept it and built an enormous tank for gale to sit around in with that of the bottom. That that the the least popular SeaWorld exhibit. Two thousand gallon tank with that in an a single goldfish. Speaking of SeaWorld. Sure Charlie is by com. See sometimes nice. I don't ever call him. See I'm just that was just my attempt at a transition use. You can use a character for pun. Okay. So now, let's go to SeaWorld in this episode. Charlie's already on the job his new job as special assistant to CJ. But my first impression we find this out in immediately in the first few moments of the cold open..