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Thu, Apr. 14th, 2005, 12:18 pm

[Email to Joe Quincy]

Downstairs -

I was quite relieved to get to work today and find my nameplate still on my door.


Amy

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Thu, Apr. 14th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
downstairsjoe

[Reply to Amy]

Neither, just a lawyer with a dream of how things should be done, but with no real power to get it done.

Understood.

-Joe

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Thu, Apr. 14th, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC)
notsomuchforyou

[Reply to Joe]

Well, you are surrounded by powerful men and women, observe how it is done and you too, Grasshopper, will someday wield the force and bring justice to this great land.

Oops, I'm mixing up my movies, aren't I?

And you probably wouldn't understand, it's just a poke at an ex.

-Amy

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Thu, Apr. 14th, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
downstairsjoe

[Reply to Amy]

Powerful yes, but don't agree with my world view, so I doubt they would show me how to become powerful.

And yes you are mixing movies, Yoda never called anyone Grasshopper.

Well the only ex of yours I know of is the one that works upstairs, so your right I probably wouldn't get it.

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Thu, Apr. 14th, 2005 06:18 pm (UTC)
notsomuchforyou

[Reply to Joe]

Well, look who is upstairs, and who is downstairs, in the bowels of the building....

I don't watch much tv or many movies - too busy - Yoda is who?

Ah - you've heard about all that? Well, think about it, it sums up his whole attitude towards our relationship, though he probably thinks the opposite.

-Amy

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Thu, Apr. 14th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
downstairsjoe

[Reply to Amy]

That's only because our last challenger for the White House was shall we say...Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Yoda is the guy who teaches the Force in Star Wars, come on you have to have seen it sometime, you did have a life before politics.

I haven't heard much, I just know someone who was in the crowd when you were throwing water ballons out at him. When I told him I was working here he made the joke to watch out for water ballons and I asked about it and he told me the story. Beyond that I don't know much. I'm down here out of the loop remember.

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Thu, Apr. 14th, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC)
notsomuchforyou

[Reply to Joe]

Hee - how true. I can't wait to see what you folks come up with next time.

Then again, I have no idea who we'll end up with.

Actually, I have been in politics since I got out of high school - I've never had a life, rather I have a cause.

There isn't much to tell, hard to have a meaningful relationship when there's a third person lurking about.

Are you chained to your desk? "They" must let you out occasionaly as I saw you in the hallway. We're a friendly bunch, we don't bite.

-Amy

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Thu, Apr. 14th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
downstairsjoe

[Reply to Amy]

Well I actually had a talk with Josh about Republican nominees, I thought Sen. Vinick would be good, so would Walken. I thought Vinick cause he's moderate and puts California in play. Josh said Walken, apparently he made quite an impression during his time here.

If your party goes with either of Barlets VP's then a local Republican DA could win, considering Hoynes is a walking sex scandal waiting to happen and Russell is a joke.

Well relationships have never really been my thing, so I wouldn't know one way or the other.

I occasionally get let out of my office. However most times it's to send people briefs or to assist in other legal matters for your White House. However I doubt I'd be let out enough to go walking around and fraternize with the staff.

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Thu, Apr. 14th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)
notsomuchforyou

[Reply to Joe]

Hmm, everyone here seems to think Walken would be a tough challenge and he would be as he's a cut-throat politician. However, he wouldn't play well in the heartland, too much of an Beltway Insider.

Vinick scares me as he's really a nice guy, a down-to-earth Grandpa figure who'll come across as everyone's friend on tv. But then, nice guys finish last, don't they?

I know we don't have anyone electable at this point; too bad we couldn't put Abbie up.

Apparently relationships aren't mine either.

Well, try it - the East Wing is less frenized than the West Wing. I run a tight ship and calm prevails.

-Amy

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Thu, Apr. 14th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
downstairsjoe

[Reply to Amy]

I think after seeing how rigid Haftley is as Speaker the American people will think Walken is a pussycat.

Another reason I like Vinick, problem is I have the feeling he's not extremist Republican enough to win primaries.

All of us nice guys finish last.

Why Amy are you trying to lure me to your side of the building for evil purposes.

-Joe

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Thu, Apr. 14th, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
notsomuchforyou

[Reply to Joe]

True and true - you have good instincts, you're just on the wrong side of the fence.

And you consider yourself a nice guy? Too bad, I'm told I'm an evil woman.

So, you've seen through my plot to "lure" you over to the left side of the White House for "evil purposes". Damn, I was going to plunk you down in a chair and brainwash you to see the light.

Just stay over there, with the righties, in the basement. ;)

-Amy

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Thu, Apr. 14th, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)
downstairsjoe

[Reply to Amy]

Thank you for the compliment, it's nice to know that someone appreciates my political instincts, even if she thinks I'm wrong.

I doubt your evil, if you were truly evil I doubt you would have a job in the White House.

I have seen the light, the light is at the end of the tunnel where we have a country where the federal government is something that is seen but not heard.

Actually in this basement I'm the only righty that I know of. However looking at the makeup of the House, Senate, state Governors, and state legislatures I think you might be the one in the basement. Just a matter of time before we get the White House back. Hopefully it is someone who wants to, as Barry Goldwater once said, who wishes not to slow the growth of government but to destroy it.

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Thu, Apr. 14th, 2005 08:08 pm (UTC)
notsomuchforyou

[Reply to Joe]

*Snort* - who lite a fire under your butt?

We shall see, shan't we?

Gotta run - meeting an old friend for dinner tonight.

-Amy

P.S. - Should I come to work tomorrow? Or will the Republicans have destroyed the government?

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Thu, Apr. 14th, 2005 08:12 pm (UTC)
downstairsjoe

[Reply to Amy]

Just how I have felt about politics for a while.

Have fun with your dinner meeting.

And sure come back, like I told you I need someone to entertain me. Plus I doubt we can get a massive government reorganization bill through Congress, have President Bartlet veto it, and override his veto and have all the changes made before tomorrow morning.

Talk to you later.

-Joe

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