Leo was important enough. He was a former Secretary of Labor in the 1990's and former Chief of Staff to President Bartlett. In the United States, state funerals are limited to current and former Presidents and anyone designated by the President.
CastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1325 times:
Quoting DL021 (Reply 5): Ah, I expected nothing different from the show......they had nothing to lose since the thing was being cancelled. It started as a liberal fantasy and ended as such.
You needn't denegrate liberalism just for the sake of it. In fact, I thought that the way Vinick refused to consider a recount was a direct shot at the Dems, and a way of saying that the scumbags, errr...sorry, GOP were above that.
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 14314 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1314 times:
I've lost track of The West Wing for the past few months - what did they do with Leo? Since John Spencer passed away, I assumed they'd kill off his character - did they? If so, who became Santos' running mate?
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6280 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1266 times:
Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 15): Now, wouldn't that be a pleasant reality in real politics?
God knows how many lunatic lefties believed that Kerry should have chosen McCain as his VP, given that he could probably have scraped in a few republican votes. After McCain's last couple of statements, I'm kinda glad that never happened.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1244 times:
Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 12): I've lost track of The West Wing for the past few months - what did they do with Leo? Since John Spencer passed away, I assumed they'd kill off his character - did they? If so, who became Santos' running mate?
The episode this week was when Leo was officially killed off. At the end of the previous episode, Leo was found (off-camera) unconscious and was rushed to the hospital. Since this happened on Election Night, Santos will have to find someone else (whether this happens on the show or not, who knows, since these are the last episodes of the series).
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1238 times:
Quoting Maury (Reply 18): Santos will ask Josh to be his Veep, and the series will end. I betcha.
I didn't get to watch WW as much as I would have like to-it used to be on weekights, when I was working, but I know enough-I think, to say that Josh isn't VP material. He's a politico-a behind-the-scenes guy, not a politician. I still think Vinick gets it..
Maury From United States of America, joined May 2005, 532 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1225 times:
Hmm...I know Josh is a wonk, but if you remember, he was asked about the Veephood before...
There was a red herring in there last night too, when the campaign aide guy (I haven't watched much lately either---tall and kinda cute guy) said to Santos ""this has been the ride of my life" or something like that, and Santos said "I think we can top this." Of course that coulda been just "the presidency is fun" but...I dunno. Guess we'll have to tune in next week--and then, no more. I lose another hour of TV watching, oh boy! (WW was one of the few things I'd try to remember to turn the TV on for.)