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„Elli had a teacher named Mr. Pordy who had no interest in nuance. He asked the class why there’s always conflict in the Middle East. And Ellie raised her hand and said, ‚It’s a centuries-old religious conflict involving land and suspicion and culture.‘ And ‚Wrong,‘ Mr. Pordy said. ‚It’s because it’s incredibly hot and there’s no water.'“

Bartlet. The West Wing. 4×3 – „College Kids“

BARTLET
Hey, you wanna see something? Charlie gave this to me. It’s a map of the Holy Land, drawn in 1709. He got it at a flea market. It’s hand-colored, copper-engraved. I was gonna put it in the outer office.

TOBY
This outer office? No.

BARTLET
Why?

TOBY
„Why?

BARTLET
Yeah.

TOBY
Because some people are gonna find it offensive.

BARTLET
Why?

TOBY
It doesn’t recognize Israel.

BARTLET
It was drawn in 1709.

TOBY
Yeah.

BARTLET
There was no Israel.

TOBY
Right.

BARTLET
Israel wouldn’t happen for another 250 years.

TOBY
Yeah.

BARTLET
So, what’s the problem with the map?

TOBY
Some people are gonna find it offensive.

BARTLET
Why?

TOBY
It doesn’t recognize Israel.

BARTLET
… Take lunch, would you?

The West Wing. 3×10 – „H. Con-172“

Samstag, 7 Juli 2007

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