Question: In answer to last week's West Wing question ("Ask Ausiello" 11/17), Sam got creamed in the election and the president made him "special counsel." So, he's busy advising the president off screen where no one can see him. Hope that helps. — G. Daley

Ausiello: I was just gonna explain that to everyone here, G.D., but you beat me to the punch. (Hey, you wouldn't happen to know the name of that show with the two sister seamstresses, would ya?)