Wag the Dog

You have a seat here, Connie.
He doesn't know anything.
John Levy's staff,
his assistant...

and Amy Cain, Press.
Thank you.
That'll be all.

-Want some coffee?
-Black, please.

Gaviston, bring some coffee.

You kids in this room...
what you hear and say here...
if it gets out, you leaked it.
Tell them
what they need to know.

When it broke, the president
said, "Get me Conrad Brean."

What's the thing?
He had an illegal immigrant
nanny years back?

You get ahead in the polls,
suddenly you get nervous.

He made a pass
at some secretary years ago?

A group of Firefly Girls
were here last month.

One expressed interest
in a Frederic Remington bust.

They went in the office
behind the Oval Office.

lt couldn't have
been over three minutes.

The Secret Service
will confirm that.

lt's not the illegal
immigrant nanny thing?

The girl's alleging...
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
Maybe we could say it was
a drug reaction to the flu.

Who's got the story?
Don't you want to know
if it's true?

What's the difference?
lt's a story.
They'll run with it.

How long till it breaks?
Front page,
Washington Post, tomorrow.

That's not good.
-Where is he?

When is he due back?
They're set to leave soon.
He stays on the ground
in China at least another day.

You the Press Office?
Earn your money.
He's ill.

When do we bring him back?