Question: You wrote that Jimmy Smits would be elected president next fall on The West Wing. Was this just conjecture based on what's going on with the show or do you know something concrete? — Steve H.

Ausiello: Sort of a combination of both. But now I hear that producers may opt to go with Alan Alda's more conservative candidate to better reflect the times. In any event, look for Martin Sheen to stick around for the transition next fall.