you go donna~

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i’m so excited for the day donna moss holds her…

I approve of this post, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter. Because Donna *would*

listen if they set up a parallel for anyone to inherit jed’s legacy, it’s either charlie young or donna moss and listen charlie as donna’s vp

donna, who made almost the exact same analogy as the president did when talking about economies–josh originally laughing at her diet analogy of all things in moderation–that is, until the president says almost the exact same thing, but using different language. Donna, who came up with the idea of nominating both christopher mullreedy and evelyn baker lang to the court and it worked, who can take issues and explain them in terms the everday american can still understand, without fully taking away the nuance and complexities–but she’s not richie, she’s not just “10 words or less,” and she can still easily absorb information like a sponge.

She’s constantly giving fun facts about what’s going on yes (just like Jed) but it’s also from what she learns from politics as well–she knew the filibuster rules intimately, despite the fact that at the time her only foray into the world of politics was as the deputy chief of staff’s assistant, with no one else including the President knowing the rules.

there’s also the fact that when josh was shot, back in season 2, he was out of commission for months and yet? when he got back? there was no one at his desk, there was no replacement. CJ Cregg was gone for like a day and as the Chief of Staff and you had Toby saying on national tv she was going to swat at suicide bombers with her purse. You know who was probably running that office?

Donna Moss.

CJ Cregg, who was making 500,000 a year in Hollywood, tells Donna that Josh is never going to find someone as good as she was. CJ has experience with assistants ok. This is the White House–do you know how many applicants there would be to be Josh Lyman’s assistant (that old friend of Donna’s said it: that’s like a Master’s degree in public policy. Season 3 Donna was considered valuable enough that she thought her starting salary was their entire budget). In like a year she rapidly improves as well, becoming indispensable to the Bob Russell campaign. (listen we don’t talk about the chicken suit moment ok. Bartlet rode his bicycle in a tree. This is her bicycle accident alright)

“ Every time we think we have measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and we’re reminded that that capacity may well be limitless.”

And there’s that line when they got stuck behind in Iowa from Jed Bartlet, President of the United States: “300 IQ points between them, they can’t find their way home. I swear to God, If Donna wasn’t there they’d have to buy a house.”

And keep in mind Donna probably had extremely limited experience before coming to the Bartlet for America campaign. She didn’t have a college degree, and was at best going from temp job to temp job. And even comparing her to the other assistants, except maybe Margaret and Mrs. Landingham, who’s probably been with Leo and in politics for years, she became brilliant at her job.

So much of Donna’s outward appearance is wrapped up in the pretty smile and the blonde hair and the oh shucks wholesome, Midwestern farm girl image that people don’t realize behind that is a razor sharp wit, someone who is ruthlessly compeent, possesses a brilliant mind that is so overwhelmingly observant–she sees everything (you know who noticed there was something wrong with Josh first, right before he got diagnosed with PTSD? Not his best friends, not his boss, not his surrogate father–Donna), and someone who could eat you alive if she wanted.

And every single task Josh has ever given to Donna, she’s done it–Josh. This isn’t CJ or Sam or hell even Toby. This Josh “Mr Secret Plan to fight inflation” Lyman. Do you know how many idiotic and seemingly impossible tasks he’s probably given her. Do you.

”If you were in an accident I wouldn’t stop for a beer”
“If you were in an accident i wouldn’t stop for red lights” Donna would eviscerate anyone who hurt who she cared about –and now, unlike when she was “just” an assistant, she has the means as well now.

You want to talk to me about the two Bartlets? What about the two Donnas?

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How to Close a Closer.

Drabble Challenge - Prompt 149 - “I just need ten minutes.”  Filled for @novemberhush  Thank you for helping me unblock my fairy floss filled brain, I hope you like it. :)


Harvey and Mike had been a team now for a year, which was exactly how long both parties had wanted to merge into each other’s hearts and beds.  Mike was waiting on Harvey to make the first move because he was the boss; Harvey was waiting on Mike because, as his boss, he couldn’t be seen to be harassing his associate.  

There was a sticky note taped to Donna’s desk scribbled with 72 vertical lines.  The exact amount of times that Harvey and Mike had been in the office, flirting with each other and Donna had thought this was it; this was the time they finally jump each other.  72 times Donna had thumped her head on the desk in frustration when they chickened out once again.  So unfortunately at this juncture, the only merger going on was between Feltham Pharmaceuticals and Portal Distributors.

Harvey was hunched over Donna’s desk, discussing how best to broach the rejection of Louis’s latest insane idea, when Mike strode toward them.

“How’s my merger looking? Better than that skinny tie I hope?”  Harvey teased, grasping Mike’s shoulder gently.

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“Turning them into fighters? That’s not like you.”
“Yeah, I used to believe that, too.”

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Ellie Miller + Donna Noble parallels 1 of 2.

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After Everything I’ve Done for You (That You Didn’t Ask For) - Donna Lynne Champlin

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Tenth Doctor + puns for fiftysevenacademics

“Usually at the end of New Power Generation rehearsals, no matter how long, Ida and I would stay after and just jam,” says Prince, on his feet now, hands together. “Ida is one of the few musicians I have met who has the same stamina as I do. Play her at ping-pong if there’s doubt. I had been thinking about who would be the perfect match for her…someone with chops but still as funky and consistent. Enter Hannah Ford.”

“For many days and test after test, I watched Hannah to see how she took direction,” he explains. “Because she has a good father, she was brought up to respect authority. She listens first, comprehends, and then executes. If she is unsure of something, she doesn’t play it. I am a giver by nature. I like people,” claims Prince. “But I test people in many ways so that the time we share is quality time.”

“These girls have to put up with me 24/7, which is not an easy job. At the Academy of Paisley Park, you learn everything in a week, or else. My old bass player, who shall remain nameless, didn’t know as many songs as Ida. She had to learn 150 to get the gig and she did it. So, I sacked my old bass player.”

“When I first saw a clip of Donna,” says Prince, “what struck me was her hair. I figured that anyone who ain’t afraid to walk into the supermarket with that haircut ain’t gonna be afraid of me.”

“A girl with a guitar is 12 times better than another band of crazy boys,” Prince confirms it wasn’t just her fretboard skills that got Gratis the job. “She can play better than anyone and she can look better while doing it,” he says. “I’ve had enough of guys standing with their boots stuck to the stage. You go and see Donna and she’ll be lying over the amplifier, playing the best solo you’ve ever heard. The feminine energy on this planet is very strong now, after being suppressed for so long.”

-Prince, Mojo The Music Magazine (2014)