"The Mommy Problem:
Janeane Garofalo signs on as a tough-as-nails media consultant Louise ("Lou") Thornton, whom Santos hires at Josh's request even though she and Josh are hardly friends. The campaign could use a jolt, having taken, as Lou puts it, "body blow after body blow" from Vinick and the press in the days following the convention. The biggest problem: Santos's silence on Bartlet's decision not to investigate the NASA security leak."
Sam Robards as Reporter Greg Brock, Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney Jimmy Smits and Alan Alda are among those listed in the credits.