Jed Bartlet: Cleans out Oval Office. ``West Wing’’ finale. McClellan on Leno.

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I was outside the West Wing on Friday morning, watching the Marine guards do that sort of swirl pivot off each other at the main door on the driveway that they do when they change shifts…..having just missed the first gaggle of new White House press secretary Tony Snow because he switched the times and made it earlier….and I got there a little later because I was at a breakfast briefing with Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-S.C.) who admitted the Republicans have a few challenges to keep control of the Senate in November (“ No question about it, the wind has been in our faces. The wind has been in our faces for over a year.”)….when I realized…..Sunday is the finale of “West Wing.”

I came to the series late, in 2004.

And you?

Meanwhile, this message from NBC


Burbank, CA — May 11, 2006 — “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (Monday – Friday, 11:35 p.m. – 12:37 a.m. ET on NBC) will welcome former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan on Tuesday, May 16 for his first media appearance since retiring from his government post nearly one week ago.

McClellan will be sharing an inside look at his tenure as the chief spokesman for President Bush, the confrontations he had with the press and his plans for retirement.

“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” is from Big Dog Productions in association with NBC Universal Television Studios. Debbie Vickers is the executive producer.

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