History Characters / TheWestWing

27th May '17 2:15:42 PM nombretomado
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* ColonelBadass: A [[RetiredBadass former]] Lt.Colonel in the Air Force during the VietnamWar.

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* ColonelBadass: A [[RetiredBadass former]] Lt.Colonel in the Air Force during the VietnamWar.UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.
25th May '17 11:31:29 AM marigold_lesley
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* RiddleForTheAges: His daughter is Mallory O'Brien. There are many possible explanations for why Mallory might choose to go by or might have a different name than her father but this is never explained.
25th May '17 11:13:20 AM marigold_lesley
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Bartlet's oldest daughter, least seen on screen, mother of Annie and Gus Westin

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Bartlet's oldest daughter, least seen on screen, mother of Annie and Gus WestinWestin.
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Bartlet's middle daughter, attending medical school at John Hopkins

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Bartlet's middle daughter, attending medical school at John HopkinsHopkins.
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* MistakenForGay: To the point that her parents are surprised by her engagement and pregnancy.
25th May '17 11:04:21 AM marigold_lesley
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[[folder:First Daughter of the United States Elizabeth "Liz" Bartlet Westin (Annabeth Gish)]]
Bartlet's oldest daughter, least seen on screen, mother of Annie and Gus Westin
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[[folder:First Daughter of the United States Eleanor "Ellie" Emily Bartlet Faison (Nina Siemaszko)]]
Bartlet's middle daughter, attending medical school at John Hopkins
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Bartlet's youngest daughter, entering Georgetown U near the start of the show. She struggles with being in such a high-profile family.

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Bartlet's youngest daughter, entering Georgetown U near the start of the show. She struggles with being in such a high-profile family.
24th May '17 9:21:30 PM DoctorNemesis
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* MrExposition: Part of the purpose of his scenes with Donna in the early seasons was for Donna to ask him why [X important political issue of the week] mattered or was a problem, with him providing the answer.
24th Mar '17 7:07:07 PM bombadil211
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* TwerpSweating: He loves the fact that his position allows him to make his daughters' boyfriends incredibly nervous. He threatens to send the [=82nd=] Airborne after Charlie should the young man ever upset Zoey. He later arranges to meet with Ellie's fiance in the presence of the Joint Chiefs of Staff so that the poor guy, a rather meek nerd, has to shake hands with a group of major Type-A personalities.
8th Mar '17 1:03:48 AM Gesperitia
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** In a less comedic sense, when he's at a loss of words, it's a sign that he is in absolute rage or sorrow or both.
7th Mar '17 10:00:12 PM Gesperitia
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** He's the calmest head in the room when things are at their worst, but goes absolutely bonkers when he has to deal with [[AssInAmbassador Lord John Marbury.]]

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** He's the calmest head in the room when things are at their worst, He treats everyone with respect and love, no matter where they come from, but goes absolutely bonkers when he has to deal with an irrational hatred for [[AssInAmbassador Lord John Marbury.]]
7th Mar '17 9:57:05 PM Gesperitia
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* FirstNameBasis: He may be the White House Chief of Staff and essentially the second most powerful person in the country, but everyone calls him Leo, not Mr [=McGarry=].

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* FirstNameBasis: He may be the White House Chief of Staff and essentially the second most powerful person in the country, but he insists that everyone calls call him Leo, not Mr [=McGarry=].even the newest, youngest members of the team.



* OverprotectiveDad: Downplayed example.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: You rarely get to see Leo tired, even when he likely puts in more hours than the other staff. So when he talks to [[spoiler: the girl who outed his drug rehab]] and slouches into his chair, it's one of the few moments when we see him exhausted and spent. Especially notable, since he's doing this in front of a person who just tried to destroy him.
** He's the calmest head in the room when things are at their worst, but goes absolutely bonkers when he has to deal with [[AssInAmbassador Lord John Marbury.]]
* OverprotectiveDad: Downplayed example.example, but he is can get creative with his punishment when Sam tries to date his daughter.
6th Mar '17 5:51:49 AM Gesperitia
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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: When asked where he wrote the best speech in the entire series, his answer?
--> [[CrazyAwesome In the car.]]

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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: When asked where he wrote the best speech in the entire series, his answer?
--> [[CrazyAwesome
answer? "[[CrazyAwesome In the car.]]]]"
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