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I'm probably too late to mention a quote that you haven't read already somewhere else today, so I'll quote Jed on him (talking to the guy who has to stay in the White House just in case, while everybody else is at the State of the Union thingy):

Jed: You got a best friend?
Roger: Yes, sir.
Jed: Is he smarter than you?
Roger: Yes, sir.
Jed: Would you trust him with your life?
Roger: Yes, sir.
Jed: That's your chief of staff.

Leo wasn't typical TV hero material. Fallible, old, the second in command, snarky, but in the context of the snarkiest TV cast ever. Yet he carried the show - carried the country - in his shoulders more than once.

Oh, what the heck. I'll quote him tearing the president a new one.

Leo: Do you think that increasing the body count is going to act as a deterrent?
Jed: You're damn right I do.
Leo: Well then, you're just as stupid as these people who think that capital punishment will act as a deterrent to drug kingpins. As if drug kingpins didn't live their day to day lives under the possibility of execution, and their executions are a lot less dainty than ours, and tend to take place without the bother and expense of due process. So, my friend, if you want to start using American military strength as the arm of the Lord, you can do that. We're the only superpower left. You can conquer the world, like Charlemagne. But you better be prepared to kill everyone. And you had better start with me because I will raise up an army against you and I will beat you.

You may think he was right, you might think he was wrong. But you saw how much he loved Jed, and how much he meant every word of what he said.



cass, can you not

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