It’s not real because reality sucks
However, if you want to know how close West Wing is to real life, try West Wing Watch.
On the “details, details” front, President Bartlet continues to have a problem with the outmoded term “THREATCON” (for “threat condition”) to indicate heightened degrees of awareness of danger at U.S. military facilities. Since June 2001, it’s been “FPCON,” (for “force protection condition”). Perhaps only the Pentagon could see the true importance of these kinds of semantic changes, but somebody ought to make the president aware of them.
Who gave me these lovely entries today? Betty brings us the Harry Potter news and Tom apparently watches too much West Wing…