Given there've been a few West Wing fics in the FF board, I though it'be great if there was a thread where we could discuss the Bartlett administration, propose challenge and talk about the "What ifs" such as what Santos would have been like, what would have happened if Vinnick was elected Check in first, mind the carpet and then we'll start the ball rolling with the first post Maybe we can start with what attracted us to the show. I'm Australian, and the reason I like The West Wing is it is one of the few television shows that requires an intelligent viewer. You usually had to be wide awake to watch it and keep up with their conversation all the time, any talking with the person next to you (as was bound to happen) would be reserved for the commercial breaks. This was kinda hard for when the ABC put two commercial three episodes on and you had to go to the loo before the show started. Bartlett always seemed to me like the good guy, as did a lot of the other character such as leo, C.J. Josh (I love Josh!!!!), Sam, Donna and Toby. These are the sort of people you want running things, which is what aaron Sorkin wanted.