At Abbey’s urging, Josh meets with a powerful women’s caucus over the proposed language of a United Nations treaty banning prostitution. Meanwhile, Bartlet grapples with the possibility of a mad cow disease epidemic and ponders how much the public should know. Staffers are stunned by C.J.’s emotional outburst concerning the administration’s renewal of its air base lease in a Mideast country that condones abuse of its women. World War II veterans come to the White House to protest an upcoming Pearl Harbor exhibit at the Smithsonian. Bartlet is sued by an angry woman who intends to raise a public outcry over his remarks regarding the controversial issue of a national seatbelt law. MARY-LOUISE PARKER guest stars.