History Characters / TheWestWing

23rd Apr '18 6:23:50 PM Gesperitia
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* TheUnchosenOne: The series repeatedly shows how, during his first Presidential run, he had a snowball's chance in hell at winning the election (John Hoynes was younger, more connected, had a bigger profile, and was considered nigh-unstoppable) until his whole team came together. He never expected to win, and was terrified at the prospect of becoming the President, but goddamn did the guy pull through.
22nd Apr '18 11:36:47 PM Gesperitia
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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: When he's sent by his government to denounce the United States meeting with an Irish politician with ties to the IRA, he bluntly and repeatedly conveys their condemnation to the White House staff, but privately confides to Toby that the President should meet with the politician, as it is one of the last chances both England and Ireland have at reconciliation, with the U.S. as a trusted mediator.

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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: When he's sent by his government to denounce the United States meeting with an Irish politician with ties to the IRA, he bluntly and repeatedly conveys their condemnation to the White House staff, but privately confides to Toby that the President should meet with the politician, as it is one of the last chances both England and Ireland have at reconciliation, with the U.S. as a trusted mediator. Then again, [[AmbiguousSituation his government might have instructed him to do this exact thing in the first place.]]
22nd Apr '18 5:50:02 PM Gesperitia
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* BadassBoast: "Paper's for wimps."
21st Apr '18 11:42:51 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.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His antagonistic relationship with the Bartlett administration and his very right-wing hard-right policy views (with a particular emphasis on austerity) make it clear that Haffley is based on former Speaker Of The House Newt Gingrich.
21st Apr '18 12:26:18 PM Premonition45
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->'''Portrayed by:''' John Spencer

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->'''Portrayed by:''' John Spencer
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16th Apr '18 4:29:07 PM Mareon
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* SecretKeeper: During a heated but personal argument with Santos, the later confessed himself personally being pro-life (a enourmous anti-Democratic position) but him fighting against pro-life laws since that goes against his principles. This is never brought up again during the rest of the Campain.
* TheSmartGuy: (While he is a Conservative character in a Liberal setting, the show still shows Vinick as extremely intelligent and someone who would make a terrific President.

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* SecretKeeper: During a heated but personal private argument with Santos, the later confessed himself personally being pro-life (a enourmous enourmously anti-Democratic position) but him fiercely fighting against pro-life laws since that goes against his principles. principles regarding Individuals Rights. This is never brought up again during the rest of the Campain.
Campain, in any way shape or form.
* TheSmartGuy: (While he is a Conservative a character in a Liberal setting, the show still shows Vinick as extremely intelligent and someone who would make a terrific President.
29th Mar '18 10:56:20 PM Gesperitia
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* IncomingHam: [[AccidentalMisnaming "Gerald?!"]]


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** He says Leo's name correctly when he's sincerely wishing the man well.
29th Mar '18 10:52:37 PM Gesperitia
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* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Spends an entire episode trying to finish his responsibilities just so he can have sex with his wife (his health and tight schedule don't allow for many opportunities of intimacy).
** He spanks his wife in the ass, in front of all his staff, literally seconds before he's to go on stage for a Presidential debate [[ItMakesSenseInContext (She cut off his tie just a few seconds before that)]]
29th Mar '18 7:47:34 PM Gesperitia
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* AssInAmbassador: Often disheveled, constantly inappropriate, and seemingly permanently drunk, [[SubvertedTrope the man is anything but the most trusted representative from America's most trusted partner.]]

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* AssInAmbassador: Often disheveled, constantly inappropriate, and seemingly permanently drunk, [[SubvertedTrope the man is anything nothing but the most trusted representative from America's most trusted partner.]]
29th Mar '18 7:46:50 PM Gesperitia
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* AssInAmbassador: Often disheveled, constantly inappropriate, and seemingly permanently drunk, [[SubvertedTrope the man is anything but the most trusted representative from America's most trusted partner.]]
* BewareTheSillyOnes: If you disrespect him, even if unintentionally, he will shut you down like the nobleman he is.



* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: When he's sent by his government to denounce the United States meeting with an Irish politician with ties to the IRA, he bluntly conveys their condemnation to the White House staff, but privately confides to Toby that the President should meet with the politician, as it is one of the last chances both England and Ireland have at reconciliation, with the U.S. as a trusted mediator.

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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: When he's sent by his government to denounce the United States meeting with an Irish politician with ties to the IRA, he bluntly and repeatedly conveys their condemnation to the White House staff, but privately confides to Toby that the President should meet with the politician, as it is one of the last chances both England and Ireland have at reconciliation, with the U.S. as a trusted mediator.
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