penache

War Crimes (3.5)
  • Charlie: How was church?
  • Bartlet: It sucked.
  • Abbey: It was fine. Stop it!
  • Bartlet: It sucked!
  • Abbey: You're talking about church!
  • Bartlet: Oh, like I'm not already going to hell.
  • Charlie: What was the problem?
  • Abbey: He feels the homily lacked panache.
  • Bartlet: It did lack penache.
  • Abbey: It was a perfectly lovely homily, on Ephesians 5:21. "Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her."
  • Bartlet: Yeah, she's skipping over the part that says, "Wives, be subject to your husbands as to the Lord, for a husband is the head of a wife as Christ is the head of the church."
  • Abbey: I do skip over that part.
  • Bartlet: Why?
  • Abbey: Because it's stupid!