PANETTA[speaking]: But even here at the White House, some adjustments will be required.
CLINTON: OK, tell the ushers
To take a few days off.
Tell the maids and cooks and butlers
To go play themselves some golf.
We have to do without the clerks
Let them all go home.
CURRIE: What about the secretaries?
Who will get the phones?
CLINTON[speaking]: We've got to make sure the Oval Office functions with efficiency. We can't afford the tiniest error.
PANETTA: Aha! I have it!
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