Ms. O'Leary is a strong, capable and formidable woman, who is priced for her exceptional work. She is called into see the Chief of Staff after calling Congressman Jack Wooden and all Republicans racist during a television interview. While the President is more concerned with her using the "if the shoe fits" cliche, due to an error at a press conference she is forced to apologize. This in turn creates more drama for the Communications staff as Roberto Mendoza releases a statement says it was wrong to make her apologize. O'Leary loses her seat before Bartlet's second term to Bill Fisher.