History Characters / TheWestWing

5th Oct '17 10:01:55 PM The_Weirdo
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* MeaningfulName: Sam SEABORN keeps falling off yachts...
20th Sep '17 10:49:52 PM DevinMeenan
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* MSNBCConservative: Vinick is almost unbelievably moderate by the standards of the real-life Republican party. Wile an avowed fiscal conservative, he's also pro-choice and nonreligious, and a huge proponent of the separation between church and state at that, all qualities that generally don't go over well with the real-life Republican base. Possibly justified since he represents California, one of the most liberal states in the US and where similarly moderate Republican Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger served two terms as governor.

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* MSNBCConservative: Vinick is almost unbelievably moderate by the standards of the real-life Republican party. Wile While an avowed fiscal conservative, he's also pro-choice and nonreligious, and a huge proponent of the separation between church and state at that, all qualities state, stances that generally don't go over well with the real-life Republican base. Possibly justified since he represents California, one of the most liberal states in the US and where similarly moderate Republican Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger served two terms as governor.
20th Sep '17 6:24:15 PM DevinMeenan
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* MSNBCConservative: Vinick is almost unbelievably moderate by the standards of the real-life Republican party; while an avowed fiscal conservative, he's also pro-choice and nonreligious, two stances that generally don't go over well with the real-life Republican base. Possible justified since he represents California, one of the most liberal states in the US and where similarly moderate Republican Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger served two terms as governor.

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* MSNBCConservative: Vinick is almost unbelievably moderate by the standards of the real-life Republican party; while party. Wile an avowed fiscal conservative, he's also pro-choice and nonreligious, two stances and a huge proponent of the separation between church and state at that, all qualities that generally don't go over well with the real-life Republican base. Possible Possibly justified since he represents California, one of the most liberal states in the US and where similarly moderate Republican Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger served two terms as governor.
20th Sep '17 2:05:41 PM DevinMeenan
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His antagonistic relationship with the Bartlett administration and his very right-wing views make it clear that Haffley is based on former Speaker Of The House Newt Gingrich.



* MSNBCConservative: Vinick is almost unbelievably moderate by the standards of the real-life Republican party; while an avowed fiscal conservative, he's also pro-choice and nonreligious, two stances that generally don't go over well with the real-life Republican base. Possible justified since he's represents California, one of the most liberal states in the US and where similarly moderate Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger served two terms as governor.

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* MSNBCConservative: Vinick is almost unbelievably moderate by the standards of the real-life Republican party; while an avowed fiscal conservative, he's also pro-choice and nonreligious, two stances that generally don't go over well with the real-life Republican base. Possible justified since he's he represents California, one of the most liberal states in the US and where similarly moderate Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger served two terms as governor.
20th Sep '17 2:02:06 PM DevinMeenan
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* MSNBCConservative: Probably to be expected for a Republican Senator who served in California, which is largely liberal bar a few districts (like the one where Sam ran for Congress).

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* MSNBCConservative: Probably to be expected for a Vinick is almost unbelievably moderate by the standards of the real-life Republican Senator who served in party; while an avowed fiscal conservative, he's also pro-choice and nonreligious, two stances that generally don't go over well with the real-life Republican base. Possible justified since he's represents California, which is largely one of the most liberal bar a few districts (like states in the one US and where Sam ran for Congress).similarly moderate Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger served two terms as governor.
4th Sep '17 11:35:12 PM Rama959
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* OnlyaFleshWound: Insists to president Bartlet that he's fine, despite having been shot

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* OnlyaFleshWound: OnlyAFleshWound: Insists to president Bartlet that he's fine, despite having been shot





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[[folder:Lord John Marbury(Roger Rees)]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: It's implied that his eccentricity and zany actions merely act as smokescreen for his intelect.
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28th Jul '17 4:52:01 PM SoapheadChurch
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* InaneBlathering: Whenever she gets nervous, she tends to ramble on in a somewhat disjointed fashion.
4th Jul '17 7:17:26 AM eowynjedi
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* [[spoiler: BloodFromTheMouth]]: In the Presidential limo after Rosslyn. This is the first sign that he's been injured (probably because he was going into shock); he was otherwise in high outrage over Butterfield's insistence on getting him to the White House despite Butterfield being shot in the hand.

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* [[spoiler: BloodFromTheMouth]]: BloodFromTheMouth: In the Presidential limo after Rosslyn. This is the first sign that he's been injured (probably because he was going into shock); he was otherwise in high outrage over Butterfield's insistence on getting him to the White House despite Butterfield being shot in the hand.



* CynicismCatalyst: He never quite got over the guilt from [[spoiler: his older sister's deathin a house fire. He got out quickly, but she couldn't find him and went back inside to look for him.]] Another possible example of this is the events of the season 1 finale, where he [[spoiler: was shot in the chest and very nearly died.]]

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* CynicismCatalyst: He never quite got over the guilt from [[spoiler: his older sister's deathin death in a house fire. He got out quickly, but she couldn't find him and went back inside to look for him.]] Another possible example of this is the events of the season 1 finale, where he [[spoiler: was shot in the chest and very nearly died.]]



* HeroicBSOD: Josh goes through more breakdowns, and {{Freak Out}}s than the rest of the cast combined, complete with [[spoiler: developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder]] courtesy of [[spoiler: the Rosslyn shooting]], although there are heavy implications that he was [[spoiler: already suffering from it as a result of his sister's death in a house fire when he was a child, and was triggered by the shooting]].[[note]]Josh states many times over the course of the series that his sister loved music and wanted to be a conductor; she used to play music all the time when Josh was a child. Given the fact that what triggers Josh's PTSD is music, it implies that there is some link between his disorder and the trauma he suffered as a child.[[/note]] At the end of the fifth season when Donna [[spoiler: almost dies on an assignment he sent her on]], he shuts down and becomes incapable to focus on anything, leading to Leo allowing him [[spoiler: to fly to Germany and see her in the hospital]].

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* HeroicBSOD: Josh goes through more breakdowns, and {{Freak Out}}s than the rest of the cast combined, complete with [[spoiler: developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder]] courtesy of [[spoiler: the Rosslyn shooting]], although there are heavy implications that he was [[spoiler: was already suffering from it as a result of his sister's death in a house fire when he was a child, and was triggered by the shooting]].shooting.[[note]]Josh states many times over the course of the series that his sister loved music and wanted to be a conductor; she used to play music all the time when Josh was a child. Given the fact that what triggers Josh's PTSD is music, it implies that there is some link between his disorder and the trauma he suffered as a child.[[/note]] At the end of the fifth season when Donna [[spoiler: almost dies on an assignment he sent her on]], he shuts down and becomes incapable to focus on anything, leading to Leo allowing him [[spoiler: to fly to Germany and see her in the hospital]].



* [[spoiler: PutOnABus]]: Due to Rob Lowe [[spoiler: leaving the series]]. [[spoiler:He's written out via a failed congressional bid.]]
** [[spoiler:TheBusCameBack: Josh wrangles him back in to be his deputy chief of staff in the forming Santos administration... but Sam holds Josh's dire need (but not want) to go on a vacation to unravel after a harrowing campaign for Santos as a condition after Josh explodes on a subordinate over something inane.]]

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* [[spoiler: PutOnABus]]: PutOnABus: Due to Rob Lowe [[spoiler: leaving Loweleaving the series]].series. [[spoiler:He's written out via a failed congressional bid.]]
** [[spoiler:TheBusCameBack: Josh wrangles him back in to be his deputy chief of staff in the forming Santos administration... but Sam holds Josh's dire need (but not want) to go on a vacation to unravel after a harrowing campaign for Santos as a condition after Josh explodes on a subordinate over something inane.
]]



* [[spoiler:FieldPromotion: Is rather abruptly "dragooned" by CJ to be Communications Director for the White House. Roughly two years earlier he had been running a winning campaign for the House of Representatives. He had no preparation whatsoever for the job, but he's a talented speechwriter (the best in the series, after Sam) and manages okay. Eventually.]]

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* [[spoiler:FieldPromotion: Is FieldPromotion: [[spoiler:Is rather abruptly "dragooned" by CJ to be Communications Director for the White House. Roughly two years earlier he had been running a winning campaign for the House of Representatives. He had no preparation whatsoever for the job, but he's a talented speechwriter (the best in the series, after Sam) and manages okay. Eventually.]]



* [[spoiler:KilledMidSentence: He's in the middle of telling a joke when he's...]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: At the end of Season Five, he's killed by a bomb in Gaza.]]

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* [[spoiler:KilledMidSentence: He's KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler:He's in the middle of telling a joke when he's...]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: At the end of Season Five,
he's killed by a bomb in Gaza.]]



* [[spoiler:{{Retirony}}: He'd actually been in retirement for a little while when Bartlet asked him to join the Congressional delegation to Gaza.]]

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* [[spoiler:{{Retirony}}: He'd {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler:He'd actually been in retirement for a little while when Bartlet asked him to join the Congressional delegation to Gaza.]]



* [[spoiler:DeathByIrony: She buys a car for the very first time and is killed by a drunk driver while driving home. Bartlet even goes so far as to call out ''God'' on that score.]]

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* [[spoiler:DeathByIrony: She :DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:She buys a car for the very first time and is killed by a drunk driver while driving home. Bartlet even goes so far as to call out ''God'' on that score.]]
4th Jul '17 3:48:36 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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--> '''Leo''': 'Cause you walk around with so much guilt about everybody you love dying that you're
a compulsive fixer?

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--> '''Leo''': 'Cause you walk around with so much guilt about everybody you love dying that you're
you're a compulsive fixer?
4th Jul '17 2:56:05 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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-->'''Bartlet''': Yeah, and all that happened was I won a Nobel Prize and got elected President so I guess
that decision didn't really pay off.

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-->'''Bartlet''': Yeah, and all that happened was I won a Nobel Prize and got elected President so I guess
guess that decision didn't really pay off.
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