Synopsis by Matthew Tobey
The title of this episode, "17 People," refers to the number of people who are aware of the president's deep dark secret: he has multiple sclerosis. When Toby learns of the ailment, he is furious, leading to a heated confrontation with the president. With the subject on everyone's mind, the administration quietly begins exploring the legal ramifications of keeping the condition hidden from the voters. Meanwhile, Sam and Ainsley (Emily Procter) square off in a debate about the Equal Rights Amendment, and the staff prepares for the annual White House Correspondents Dinner.
multiple-sclerosis, politics, President, US-government, White-House