JOSH: Good morning!
DONNA: My man!
DONNA: You came back to me.
JOSH: Just like I promised.
DONNA: I missed you.
JOSH: When did you find you missed me the most?
DONNA: The nights.
JOSH: Of course.
-- The Black Vera Wang
DONNA: I'm telling your mother you don't know where she lives!
JOSH: You're the girl I made fun of in elementary school, you know that?
-- The Indians in the Lobby
JOSH: You look amazing.
-- Inauguration (II): Over There
DONNA: May I just say, a truly excellent notion?
DONNA: Of course.
JOSH: The vacation. The going with you part was all me.
Saturday, 10th June, 2006
JOSH: I'm just saying--if you were in an accident, I wouldn't stop for a beer.
-- 17 People
JOSH: When I said we needed to talk, I wasn't necessarily thinking about tonight--I'm kind of fried.
DONNA: Put it on.
Welcome to Political Affairs, a site dedicated to the conversational stylings of The West Wing's Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford) and Donna Moss (Janel Moloney), over the course of their seven year journey from Deputy Chief of Staff and assistant, to Chief of Staff and Chief of Staff to the First Lady.
From flowers sent for a "not anniversary" to Diarygate to near-death experiences to their smoldering first kiss, you'll find the dialogue from every Josh and Donna scene here. Relive the acerbic wit, occasional wisdom and, of course, all the banter.
JOSH: Did you ever ... "come onboard"?
-- Election Day (I)
DONNA: I'm not cheap, nor am I xenophobic, I just think it's time for some tough love.
JOSH: Well, not right here in front of everyone, Donna, but if you want to run home and get your equipment ...
-- Bad Moon Rising
DONNA: Philately's fun, Josh.
JOSH: I'm sorry -- what's fun?
DONNA: Philately. Stamp collecting.
JOSH: Careful how you say that, cause ...
DONNA: Can we work?
JOSH: This must be what your first smack high feels like.
-- The Cold
-- Bradley Whitford
"I decided early on that this was a passionate, deep love relationship where my character was mad, head over heels in love."
Backstage magazine, May 2006
DONNA: You're still here.
-- NSF Thurmont
JOSH: Those are good stories about you, though. Those stories would make me like you.
-- Arctic Radar
JOSH: Uh, Donna? ... I want to, um ... I'm sorry. Uh ... about this morning, it was ... inappropriate.
-- The Cold
JOSH: Why would anyone want to diminish a woman's sexual desire?
-- The White House Pro-Am
DONNA: It's important that you look at the catalogues before the end of the day.|
JOSH: It's three weeks away!
DONNA: Hanukkah's two.
JOSH: That's plenty of time!
DONNA: Who's in charge of shopping?
JOSH: You are.
-- Abu El Banat
DONNA: Can I say something?
DONNA: This guy?
DONNA: There are some who would consider him handsome--I don't personally, because you're the only one I think is handsome--
DONNA: --but for the sake of appearances? Here around the office, so that people wouldn't suspect, I'd pretend I thought this guy was handsome if you hired him. Of course, all along it would be a lie, because of how handsome you are. And powerful.
JOSH: Your sense of humour is a bit of a high-wire act, isn't it? You're really trying to thread the needle.
DONNA: And half of it you don't even get.
-- Evidence of Things Not Seen
DONNA: Heimlich Beckengruber on The Art and Artistry of Alpine Skiing?
-- In Excelsis Deo
DONNA: What was in the bag?
-- The Leadership Breakfast
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