What is it they say? Hell hath no fury like a president scorned? It's something like that when Rod makes the front page in a drunken intern-groping scandal. (Did you see Mac's body language in that breakfast scene? I've never heard a spatula say so much.) Of course, it all turns out to be a dirty trick on the part of the Democratic National Committee sweet intern Meg Manning slipped ol' Jake Kane a mickey and then poised herself for the perfect photo op. So, score one for the First Marriage, not so much for those of us waiting to see something a little more challenging from this relationship. I guess it'd be a different show altogether, but I was kinda hoping for a darker turn there somewhere. As it is, we're left with a pat explanation, an official apology to the wronged parties, and a bedtime reassurance to the kids that everything's going to be just fine. Like I wasn't already primed for major yawnage by that opening two-minute montage of previous State of the Union addresses? Round about Jimmy Carter, I promptly regressed into eighth-grade history-class mode half-asleep and hiding behind my hair. (Don't call on me. Don't call on me. Don't call on me. Damn.) Luckily, I can always count on Kiefer's dad to snap me out of my daze with some well-timed rhetoric: "She's spitting in the face of history," he says of Mac's decision to deliver her own State of the Union from the Oval Office, rather than before Congress. The nerve! I can hardly wait for May sweeps, when he's sure to go the distance by tying Mac to the train tracks and twirling his mustache oh-so-maniacally. Assuming the show survives that long...