Wednesday, April 22, 2009

And Donna Moss would have eventually asked what "They're evacuating Fargo" means

(hattip Dan for the story)

Jake Tapper has an amusing anecdote from a White House official:
He recalled a busy day at the end of March. The president started the day with a briefing on North Korea's then-pending missile launch, then had to make a decision about what to do about General Motors and Chrysler, then he had to "button down" the new policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, then he had to re-visit aspects of the decision regarding the auto manufacturers. The adviser was in his office towards the end of the day contemplating the momentous decisions the president had to make. "This is an extraordinary set of items," he recalls thinking. At that precise moment, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel called him and said "They're evacuating Fargo." Jokes the senior adviser, "at that point it became a West Wing episode."

Of course, this is a total misrepresentation and fundamental misunderstanding of the West Wing. There is just no way that in the "West Wing" this official would've heard "they're evacuating Fargo" in his office. Not a chance.

Clearly, he would have been walking through the halls.

It's like the person who gave this quote has never even seen an episode. Ridiculous.

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