10:00 am, Election Day. People on Jed Bartlet’s staff are acting and talking like they’ve already won.
SAM: We won. We don't have to pander.
TOBY: Please don't say that. I'm not kidding.
CJ: What are you babbling about?
TOBY: We haven't won anything yet.
CJ: The speech is done.
TOBY: Two speeches are done.
CJ: What's the second?
TOBY: I've got a speech if he wins. I've got a speech if he doesn't.
SAM: You wrote a concession?
TOBY: Of course I wrote a concession. You want to tempt the wrath of the whatever from high atop the thing?
SAM: No …
TOBY: Then go outside, turn around three times, and spit. What the hell’s the matter with you?
SAM: It's, like, 25 degrees outside.
Sam sits down. Josh enters.
CJ (mockingly): Oh, Mr. Lyman, I see your picture in the magazine. Tell me, if I swallow my ballot …
JOSH: A little Election Day humor. That’s great. I enjoyed that.
SAM: He wrote a concession speech.
JOSH: Of course, he wrote a concession speech. Why wouldn't he? What possible reason would he have for not writing a concession speech?
SAM: The wrath from high atop the thing.
TOBY: He up and said we were gonna …
JOSH: No! You gotta go outside, turn around three times, and curse.
JOSH: Spit and curse.
TOBY: Do everything. Go!
Sam flees to go outside. After a few minutes he returns.
CJ: You can't be too careful.
SAM: I think you can.