History Film / TheAmericanPresident

18th May '18 1:53:36 PM StarSword
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*** An example of TruthInTelevision. Shortly after UsefulNotes/BarackObama was elected in 2008, he made a phone call to Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. [[https://www.cbsnews.com/news/congresswoman-twice-hangs-up-on-obama/ She hung up on him, saying that she thought it was a prank from a local radio station.]] Within minutes, Obama's Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel called her to say that President-Elect Obama wanted to speak with her...and she hung up on him too. Obama had to ask a friend and fellow Congressman of Ros-Lehtinen's to call and convince her that she was not being pranked, and the President-Elect was really trying to call her.
18th May '18 1:51:35 PM StarSword
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* VillainHasAPoint: Senator Bob Rumson, who's running in the Republican primary, is a {{jerkass}} but he does raise the shell of a good point: While in theory, as a single man Andy should be able to date whomever he likes, Sydney ''is'' a professional lobbyist and they met while she was on the job lobbying Andrew Shepherd the President. Ergo, whether they're mixing business with pleasure, as it were, is not in and of itself a bad question to ask.

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* VillainHasAPoint: Senator Bob Rumson, who's running in the Republican primary, is a {{jerkass}} but he does raise the shell of a good point: While in theory, as a single man Andy should be able to date whomever he likes, Sydney ''is'' a professional lobbyist and they met while she was on the job lobbying Andrew Shepherd the President. Ergo, whether they're mixing business with pleasure, as it were, is not in and of itself a bad question to ask.ask (and as a member of Congress, part of Rumson's job really ''is'' to act as a check on the President).
18th May '18 1:48:06 PM StarSword
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* VillainHasAPoint: Senator Bob Rumson, who's running in the Republican primary, is a {{jerkass}} but he does raise the shell of a good point: While in theory, as a single man Andy should be able to date whomever he likes, Sydney ''is'' a professional lobbyist and they met while she was on the job lobbying Andrew Shepherd the President. Ergo, whether they're mixing business with pleasure, as it were, is not in and of itself a bad question to ask.
9th Feb '18 3:15:30 PM RoseAndHeather
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->''"You want a character debate, Bob? You better stick with me, 'cause Sydney Ellen Wade is way out of your league.''

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->''"You want a character debate, Bob? You better stick with me, 'cause Sydney Ellen Wade is way out of your league.''"''
28th Jan '18 12:06:49 PM costanton11
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''The American President'' is a 1995 romantic drama directed by Creator/RobReiner (in his first film after the infamous ''Film/{{North}}'') and written by Creator/AaronSorkin, starring MichaelDouglas, Annette Bening, Creator/MichaelJFox, and Creator/MartinSheen. These days it is most noted for being basically a dress rehearsal for Sorkin's later TV series ''Series/TheWestWing'', which included a number of the same actors, albeit in different parts.

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''The American President'' is a 1995 romantic drama directed by Creator/RobReiner (in his first film after the infamous ''Film/{{North}}'') and written by Creator/AaronSorkin, starring MichaelDouglas, Creator/MichaelDouglas, Annette Bening, Creator/MichaelJFox, and Creator/MartinSheen. These days it is most noted for being basically a dress rehearsal for Sorkin's later TV series ''Series/TheWestWing'', which included a number of the same actors, albeit in different parts.
24th Jan '18 4:46:39 PM Gitman
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* VerbalBackspace: Shepherd does this while trying to find a way to reign Lewis in.

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* VerbalBackspace: Shepherd does this while trying to find a way to reign rein Lewis in.
9th Dec '17 6:34:13 AM lipranzer
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* CantBelieveISaidThat: When Janie tells Shepherd his cousin can't make it to the State Dinner, Robin asks if he's going alone, and says, "We've never had a problem parading you around as the lonely widower." Both Janie and Shepherd look up at this, and Robin immediately apologizes, saying, "I can't believe I said that. I would never dream of disrespecting the memory of your late wife."
6th Dec '17 12:38:31 PM Longshadow
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*** An example of TruthInTelevision. Shortly after UsefulNotes/BarackObama was elected in 2008, he made a phone call to Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. [[https://www.cbsnews.com/news/congresswoman-twice-hangs-up-on-obama/ She hung up on him, saying that she thought it was a prank from a local radio station.]] Within minutes, Obama's Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel called her to say that President-Elect Obama wanted to speak with her...and she hung up on him too. Obama had to ask a friend and fellow Congressman of Ros-Lehtinen's to call and convince her that she was not being pranked, and the President-Elect was really trying to call her.
22nd Sep '17 11:39:37 AM Daethalion
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* InstantlyProvenWrong: Sydney attempts to console Solomon about her date with Shepherd by claiming it was a one time thing with zero attachment. Of course in that very same instant a messenger walks into the office with a gift basket and a note that Shepherd wrote personally.
-->'''Messenger:''' Congratulations, Sydney. You're the President's girlfriend!\\
'''Solomon:''' [[ItMakesSenseInContext There's never an egg timer around when you need one.]]


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* VerbalBackspace: Shepherd does this while trying to find a way to reign Lewis in.
-->'''President Shepherd:''' Lewis, however much coffee you drink in the morning, I want you to reduce it by half.\\
'''Lewis:''' I don't drink coffee, sir.\\
'''President Shepherd:''' Hit yourself over the head with a baseball bat?
16th Aug '17 4:06:15 PM SinDustries
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-->'''A.J.:''' I will not do it playing pool. I will not do it in a school. I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam I am.

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-->'''A.J.:''' I will not do it playing pool. I will not do it in a school. I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam I am.Sam-I-Am.
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