As a State Department dinner nears, Bartlet boldly vetoes the "death tax" bill, but his staff must scramble when they learn that the House of Representatives has enough votes to immediately override the veto. Some Democratic congressmen demand compromising political favors, infuriating Bartlet and Leo. Josh tries to influence promising Governor Buckland (KEVIN TIGHE - "Emergency"), who is considering running against Bartlet. C.J. rebukes an entertainment reporter, Sherri (MARY MARA). Charlie is strongly urged by his White House teammates to ask for immunity in his upcoming testimony into the President's nondisclosure of his illness. ANNA DEAVERE SMITH guest stars as intelligence adviser Nancy McNally.