California 47th (Episode 416)
First Aired: Wednesday, 19th February 2003
Teleplay: Aaron Sorkin
Story: Lauren Schmidt and Paula Yoo
Director: Vincent Misiano











I Have A Level?
Air Force One. Josh and Donna walk and talk.

DONNA: Josh?
JOSH: Yeah?
DONNA: I checked the voice mail at the office, and there were a couple of messages from a man named Ivan Perez of the California Agricultural Labourers Association.
JOSH: Say that again?
DONNA: The California Agricultural Labourers Association. He's staying in our hotel, he wants to know if he can get five minutes.
JOSH: I don't know. I don't know him--find out if he's for real before I meet with him.
DONNA: How?
JOSH: You meet with him.
DONNA: What litmus test would you like me to use?
JOSH: Well, to begin with, is he wearing shoes and a shirt?
DONNA: Say he is.
JOSH: Ask him what he thinks of Richard Sutter--he's an assemblyman who proposed the foreign labour--it doesn't matter. If he doesn't have a strong opinion on Sutter, he doesn't play at your level.
DONNA: (pleased) I have a level?
JOSH: You do. It's not a lot to speak of, but, you know, no shoes, no shirt--I'm sorry, but you draw the line.
DONNA: Richard Sutter.
JOSH: An assemblyman.




Many thanks to The West Wing Collection for the wonderful screencaps!