Name: _____________________________________ Hour:_______________ The West Wing Viewing Guide 1. President Bartlett is a National Park buff. What cabinet department deals with national parks? Hint: There was a presentation yesterday about this department. 2. Why would a rift between the President and Vice President be problematic for the administration? 3. What roles do you see the Vice President take throughout this episode? Name at least 3. 4. What role do you see the following people have as ‘advisors’ to the President? Beyond simply a title, what do these people do? • CJ – • Sam – • Toby – • Josh –
• Leo –5. The Banking Bill is a goal of the administration to get passed. What happened to put this goal into question?6. How is the Executive Branch involved in the legislative process throughout this episode?7. What can you discern from the conversation between the President and Vice President about their working relationship? Why do you think Bartlett selected Hoynes for his running mate?