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Josh is portrayed as having one of the sharpest minds on the President's staff; he is a witty, somewhat cocky, boyishly charming know-it-all. An early draft of the pilot script, dated February 6,describes Josh as being "a youthful 38" and "a highly regarded brain. While his audition impressed the show's executive producers, with Sorkin describing it as "simply the best audition for anything I'd ever seen," [2] Warner Brothers casting director John Levey was not convinced Whitford had enough sex appeal to play a lead character and executive producer Thomas Schlamme was concerned that he did not have enough depth to carry the more dramatic scenes.

After a second audition, Whitford was offered the role of Sam Seaborn. Whitford donna josh lyman moss sex Sorkin for help. This isn't about me wanting a job. This is the only time in my life I will play this card. I am this guy; I am not the other guy. In researching the role, Whitford said he found former Clinton communications director George Stephanopoulos 's book All Too Human very helpful, "just because it gave a donna josh lyman moss sex of the sort of smell and the texture and the level of intimacy with the president, which I was just unaware of.

Josh shares his name donna josh lyman moss sex a character in the Garry Trudeau cartoon strip Doonesburya White House deputy cabinet liaison [5] encountered by Doonesbury regular Joanie Caucus. A framed copy of a Doonesbury strip hangs in Josh's office. In other instances, the character is said to be based on former Clinton advisor Paul Begala who notes that some of Josh's experiences in the first season are some of the same experiences he went through.

Josh comes from Westport, Connecticut. A Fulbright scholar[10] he graduated cum laude from Harvard University where he worked at the Harvard Crimsonand Yale Law School[11] [12] graduating c. She was babysitting him when a fire broke out in her home and died trying to put out the fire donna josh lyman moss sex Josh ran outside - an event which continues to haunt Josh.

Although Josh thinks his father would have preferred grandchildren to a son in politics, Noah was proud that Josh was working for Bartlet and often bragged about his son to his friends and neighbors. His father died in on the night of the Illinois primary, after developing an unexpected pulmonary embolism while undergoing chemotherapy for an unspecified form of cancer. Josh is an avid New York Mets fan, once trying to finish all his work quickly in order to travel to a Mets intrasquad spring training game in Port St.

However, Hoynes's tendency to go against Josh's advice, and to prioritize politics over Hoynes' own ideas and convictions, frustrates Josh. Thirteen weeks before the New Hampshire primary, Josh receives a visit from Leo McGarry, an old friend of his father's.

Josh is so impressed by Bartlet's prioritization of conviction and honesty over popularity that he immediately leaves Donna josh lyman moss sex campaign to work for Bartlet; he also recruits his old friend Sam Seaborn to the campaign.

Shortly after joining the Bartlet for America campaign, Josh hires recent college dropout Donna Moss as his assistant, despite her apparent lack of qualifications. A largely unspoken friendship, and romantic tension, exists between the two for the majority of the series. Josh's defection from the Hoynes campaign later leads to an odd working relationship with his former boss when Josh is appointed President Bartlet's Deputy Chief of Staff and Hoynes is Bartlet's Vice President.

While tension clearly exists between them, Josh often comes to Hoynes' defense, although he gives tacit support to an abortive plan to cut Hoynes from the ticket in favor of Admiral Fitzwallace, and it's shown that Hoynes' top defender amongst the senior staffers is Sam, not Josh. In the first-season finale, Josh is critically wounded by gunfire during an assassination attempt on African-American presidential aide Charlie Young.

Josh undergoes fourteen hours of surgery and is subsequently put through intensive psychotherapy with psychiatrist Stanley Keyworth after displaying symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorderincluding raising busty durchbohrt nippel, big tits voice to President Bartlet in the Oval Office and breaking a window in his apartment.

Though idealistic like every other member of the Bartlet administration, Josh is perhaps the most willing to resort to less-than-honorable tactics and on occasion suggests solutions and methods that others in the staff would not condone. It is not unknown for Josh to resort to threats, intimidation, lies and even blackmail to achieve what needs to be done for the Bartlet administration.

Josh's position in the Bartlet administration is temporarily compromised after he leaks information to the press about an anonymous hold on military promotions placed by Idaho Senator Chris Carrick.

Carrick tries to secure a promise from the White House that a missile defense system will be built in his home state, but Josh's competitive nature will not allow him to make a compromise. After the leak, Carrick releases the hold but resigns from the Democratic Party, informing Josh that he will seek re-election as a Republican and citing Josh as a key reason for his defection. The resulting embarrassment to the administration mogen erotik backpage escort stockholm to the party leads Leo to leave Josh out of key budget negotiations, negotiations which eventually result in a complete shutdown of the federal government.

Josh soon finds himself stripped of much of his political authority, as freelance political advisor Angela Blake takes up many of his duties. Josh is the only senior staffer to support the President's firm stand against Speaker Jeff Haffley; the President's eventual political victory over Haffley during this conflict is largely due to Josh's advice.

Toward the end of Bartlet's administration, John Hoynes publishes an autobiography as the first step in his return to politics; the book devotes many pages to praising Josh, whom Hoynes attempts to recruit as campaign manager for Hoynes's presidential campaign.

Josh leaves his position at the White House to run Santos's presidential campaign, leaving his legislative portfolio to be taken up by Clifford Calley, a move encouraged by Leo after he and later C. The Santos campaign initially loses the Iowa caucuscomes third in the New Hampshire primary and then goes on to win a come-from-behind victory in the California primary. Santos wins the Texas primary and the final New Jersey primary by a slim margin. Going into the Democratic National Conventionno candidate has enough delegates to win the nomination, with delegates split among front-runner Vice President Bob RussellRepresentative Santos, and former Vice President John Hoynes.

At the convention, Pennsylvania Governor Eric Baker attempts an upstart campaign from the convention floor that further fractures the delegates. Ultimately Santos wins the nomination after an inspiring convention speech that was expected to be a concession, and behind-the-scenes maneuvering by President Bartlet.

In his last appearance in the series, he is meeting privately with President Santos in the Oval Office. John Spencerwho played Leo McGarry, described his character's relationship with Josh as a mentoring one, with Leo regarding Josh as a younger version of himself.

It is this connection that Leo uses to get Josh to travel and see then Governor Bartlet speak and later to join Bartlet's presidential campaign in the first place. Assistant Secretary of State Albie Duncan refers to Josh as "McGarry's boy," [26] and Bartlet believes that Josh would throw out the baby, the bath water, and the bathtub in order to avoid letting Leo down. Josh's assistant Donna Mossportrayed by Janel Moloneywas originally slated to be a minor recurring character; however, the chemistry between the two actors caught producers' attention early on.

After seeing Moloney and Whitford perform together in the pilot, Aaron Sorkin added a scene in which Donna argues with Josh to change his shirt before attending a meeting, eventually convincing him by saying that "All the girls think you look really hot in this shirt. During the first four seasons, the relationship remains in stasis, with neither daring to make any real romantic move on the other. Sorkin admits that he was more donna josh lyman moss sex to move the relationship forward, but every time he discussed the possibility fellow executive producer Thomas Schlamme would shout, "No!

Wait another year! Other characters occasionally speculate on the donna josh lyman moss sex relationship. Donna josh lyman moss sex Donna encourages Josh to ask Joey Lucas on a date, Joey guesses that Donna is attempting to cover her own feelings for Josh through misdirection.

Josh says he doesn't but does everything in his power to stop or hinder the dates from happening. During her first meeting with Josh, Amy Donna josh lyman moss sex asks him if he is dating his assistant, [33] and later asks Donna directly, "Are you in love with Josh?

Following Sorkin and Schlamme's departure from the series at the end of the fourth season, the relationship takes some new turns, with Donna attempting to broaden her horizons past Josh and pursue her own social life outside of the White House. In season 5, when Donna is badly injured in a terrorist attack in Gaza, Josh rushes to keep vigil at her bedside at a military hospital in Germany. In the sixth-season episode " Impact Winter ," Donna quits her job as assistant to Josh, seeing no chance of career advancement.

She begins working for Vice President Bob Russell's presidential campaign. About the same time, Josh leaves his job to work on Matt Donna josh lyman moss sex ' campaign. This puts Donna and Josh in direct confrontation as their candidates battle each other for the Democratic nomination.

Santos beats Russell for the nomination in the season 6 finale " Votes. During their conversation he reveals that he misses her "every day. In the Season 7 episode " The Cold ," Josh and Donna kiss passionately as she brings him the good news that Congressman Santos has caught up to Vinick and that they are tied in the national tracking polls.

Josh later apologizes, saying the kiss was "inappropriate," but Donna says, "It was bound to happen sometime. Later in the episode, Donna discreetly leaves the key to her hotel room on the table for Josh, but Edith Ortega notices the key before Josh can retrieve it and returns the key to Donna. In " Election Day ," Josh and Donna consummate their relationship, sleeping together twice, both times at her initiative.

Donna gives Josh four weeks to figure out "what they want from each other. After talking to Lou as well donna josh lyman moss sex his deputy-of-choice Sam SeabornJosh realizes that he desperately needs to take a break from work. Donna josh lyman moss sex the end of the episode, Josh and Donna go on vacation together.

In the series finale " Tomorrow ," Josh and Donna wake up in bed together on the morning of Inauguration Day, ten weeks after Donna set the four-week deadline. Sam is Josh's friend, to the point that Sam considers him a brother. Although donna josh lyman moss sex opposite coasts and possessing distinctly different personalities Sam is polite, organized and awkward while Josh is more harried, aggressive and cocky the two manage to be very much in sync and possess a common intellect, sense of humor and idealism.

As two of the youngest members of the senior staff, they occasionally get themselves in trouble for various schemes and incidents, usually with the best intentions. Both of them share a very similar gap between their professional and personal competence—they are both portrayed as immature, but in contrast, are extremely donna josh lyman moss sex and brilliant at their jobs.

Much like the relationship between Jed Bartlet and Leo McGarry, Josh and Sam's friendship extends far past their role as co-workers and the two are each other's confidants on personal matters and relationship troubles. They even spend some holidays together when not going home.

After Sam leaves the White House at the end of Bartlet's first term to run for Congress, the role of Josh's counterpart is taken over by Toby Donna josh lyman moss sex, although that relationship becomes frayed when Josh leaves the White House to run the presidential campaign of Matthew Santos. After Santos is elected, Josh quickly resolves to include Sam who lost his congressional bid by flying out to Los Angeles on a same day round trip and donna josh lyman moss sex him the position of Deputy Chief of Staff.

Sam is initially reluctant because he is engaged and aware of the job commitment involved but ultimately accepts, though after giving a frazzled Josh an ultimatum: get much-needed rest donna josh lyman moss sex a week or watch Sam return to California and never come back.

Josh and Sam's last scene shows them together in the Oval Office for the new President's first briefing. Josh has a complex relationship with Toby throughout the show's run.

The two do not have much in common one of their few unifying traits, their mutual Judaism, is negated by Toby's tendency to imply Josh does not really count as Jewish and are often at odds on policy matters, Josh being more pragmatic while Toby is more idealistic.

They still respect one another tremendously donna josh lyman moss sex tend to be equally politically ambitious. When Josh leaves the White House to run the Santos campaign, he discovers that Toby has been informally advising dark-horse candidate Senator Ricky Rafferty and has given her position statements originally drawn up by the Bartlet campaign. In a confrontation that turns physical, Toby accuses Josh of abandoning Bartlet at a time when he was needed.

Obliquely in that conversation, and more explicitly in the next season, Toby admits to Josh that one reason for his anger was that he wanted to run a campaign with Josh.

Toby is also affected by the recent suicide of his brother, who had been diagnosed with cancer. Toby complains that he could have had years, but instead he just walked away; unable to express his anger at his brother for abandoning him, he projects it onto Josh. Their anger expressed and confronted, the two appear to repair their professional relationship, and Josh seeks Toby's advice covertly throughout the general election campaign.

When Will starts working for the White HouseDonna josh lyman moss sex and Will develop a working friendship and Josh is not initially angered by Will's defection to work with the Vice President.

As Will puts it, he wants Josh to make Russell a candidate that America would vote for, and when the Vice President wins, the two can work together to make him a worthy President. Josh turns down the offer, but the two work together to stop what Josh views as a faulty Donna josh lyman moss sex Bill of Rights that the Republican Congress is trying to pass.

Will is also against the bill, mainly because it is an issue that he wishes to address in the Russell campaign. It is through working against the bill that Josh realizes how politically savvy Congressman Matt Santos is, which leads to Josh picking him as his "fantasy candidate" for the presidency several episodes later.

The relationship between Josh and Will becomes considerably antagonistic during the primaries when Josh becomes Santos' campaign manager in his run for the Democratic nomination, thus making him Russell's opponent in the primaries. Will can't understand why Josh would pour his political talent into backing a candidate with little chance of success, while Josh questions Will's integrity, both for backing an unworthy candidate and for his methods.

The tension between the two eventually comes to a head at the Democratic National Convention, where Santos ultimately triumphs and is nominated. Despite the tough politicking between the two, their aggression disappears once Santos is nominated.


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