Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, October 2, 2002 1:23 pm

What’s the worst that could happen?

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 1:23 pm

I’m obviously a week late with this, but … I love NBC’s “The West Wing,” not so much for its politics as for moments like this, from last week’s season premiere:

National Security Advisor Dr. Nancy McNally enters the
room.

LEO (McGARRY, WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF)
Nancy.

NANCY
Leo. Yeoman Fitzwallace. (ADM. PERCY FITZWALLACE, CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS)

FITZ
Dr. McNally.

NANCY
Let’s attack.

LEO
Who?

NANCY
Qumar. Let’s recommend to the President
that we attack.

LEO
Why?

NANCY
Cuz I’ve had it.

FITZ
I don’t think the UN’s gonna let us do
it for that reason.

NANCY
That’s cuz you’re a sissy. You want
peace in the Middle East? Give me a pair
of third-generation ICBM’s and a compass.
You’ve got B-2 Spirit stealth bombers over
Qumar right now, as if the Qumari air-
defense system requires stealth capability;
just fly in at night. And while you’re at
it, could you order the USS Louisiana to
fire off a D-5 Trident just to see if it
works? What’s the worst that could happen?

FITZ
She talking to me?

NANCY
Yes!

FITZ
Well, ninety-eight percent of all
living organisms within a seven mile
radius would die instantly in a
torrent of fire.

NANCY
Admiral Sissy-Mary.

She sits.

 

That’s comedy gold, there.

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