The American President | 1995
Clip Name: Enlisting-Sydney
"Global Defense Council" Good morning. Global Defense Council.
You wanted to see me?
I just spoke with A.J. Maclnerney.
Did the president read the letter?
The president's pissed as hell. That letter was a stupid move.
It was aggressive, and I think we should stand by every word-
This isn't the guy who needed our help. He's incredibly popular.
He's gonna win reelection, and he could give a shit what we stand by!
If the president passes history's most important environmental legislation...
despite our negative endorsement, our future political weight...
will rank somewhere below the Save the Spotted Owl Society.
I'm bringin' in some help.
We don't need another environmental expert to confirm what every other-
Not an environmental expert. A professional political strategist.
We're playing hardball with Andrew Shepherd, and we need a heavy bat.
Syndey Ellen Wade.
Christ, Leo! That woman doesn't know anything about the environmental lobby!
She's a closer, Susan. She gets the job done.