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  • The press expects an announcement

  • On the crime bill

  • By the state of the union.

  • And if you agree to stick 455 in a drawer

  • Till after elections,

  • They'll give you the 3 votes.

  • Robin: And we declare victory.

  • We said as a last resort.

  • We're there, sir.

  • State of the union is 48 hours away.

  • Come on, leon!

  • There's gotta be 3 votes someplace.

  • Leon: There isn't.

  • Bullshit! There's gotta be somebody. Storch.

  • I beg your pardon?

  • What about storch?

  • No. Storch is a no.

  • Mr. President...

  • Wagner?

  • No.

  • Sople? No.

  • No. Clark?

  • Not that clark. The one from indiana.

  • That one, too, sir.

  • Mr. President,

  • I think we have to do this.

  • A.J., she is one vote away.

  • It's important legislation

  • That for the first time has a legitimate chance.

  • She deserves every opportunity...

  • Lewis: She?

  • You meant it, didn't you, sir?

  • You meant the important legislation

  • Deserves every opportunity.

  • Lewis, shut up.

  • You have something to say to me, lewis?

  • Respectfully, sir,

  • I think we should examine the new poll

  • For something more than--

  • Examine what? They don't like my dating sydney?

  • It's not that simple.

  • I think that this poll brings a murky problem

  • Into specific relief.

  • Who's problem are we talking about, lewis?

  • Yours? You worried about losing your job?

  • Because this poll

  • Isn't talking about my presidency!

  • This poll is talking about my life!

  • 264 million people--

  • 264 million people

  • Don't give a damn about your life!

  • They give a damn about their own!

  • All right! That's enough.

  • [sighs]

  • Mr. President,

  • You've raised a daughter...

  • Almost entirely on your own.

  • And she's terrific.

  • So what does it say to you

  • That in the past 7 weeks

  • 59% of this country

  • Has begun to question your family values?

  • The president doesn't answer to you, lewis.

  • Oh, yes, he does, a.J. I'm a citizen.

  • This is my president.

  • And in this country,

  • It is not only permissible to question our leaders,

  • It's our responsibility.

  • But you already know that, don't you, mr. President?

  • Because you have a deeper love of this country

  • Than any man I've ever known.

  • And I wanna know what it says to you

  • That in the past 7 weeks

  • 59% of americans have begun to question your patriotism.

  • Look, if people wanna listen to--

  • They don't have a choice!

  • Bob rumson is the only one doing the talking!

  • People want leadership, mr. President.

  • And in the absence of genuine leadership,

  • They'll listen to anyone

  • Who steps up to the microphone.

  • They want leadership.

  • They're so thirsty for it,

  • They'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage,

  • And when they discover there's no water,

  • They'll drink the sand.

  • Lewis, we've have presidents who were beloved

  • Who couldn't find a coherent sentence

  • With 2 hands and a flashlight.

  • People don't drink the sand because they're thirsty.

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