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This is a description of David Palmer's actions on Day 2.

Day 2 Edit

8:00am-9:00am Edit

At 8:02am, Palmer and his son Keith sat fishing in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Palmer expressed sadness that his daughter Nicole could not be there, then asked Keith what he wanted to do. Keith suggested watching a movie. Palmer asked about his ex-wife, Sherry, and Keith said that despite appearing happy he thought she was upset inside. Before their conversation could continue, Agent Rosser (who was driving their fishing boat) announced that there was a situation. His original schedule for the day (a National Wildlife benefit at 1:00pm, a tour of a new Nike Campus at 3:30pm and a speech for the UO Regents the in the evening to announce his new energy proposals) would soon be shoved aside for an urgent national emergency.

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Palmer learns more of the nuclear threat

Back on shore, Jenny Dodge told Palmer that Eric Rayburn of the NSA was ready to speak to him. Keith said that he could catch up with his father later, and Palmer apologized for not spending time with him. As Keith left, Palmer asked Jenny how bad the situation was. She said it must be quite bad for NSA to call back a President on his morning off. Palmer was taken to the Northwest Regional Operations Complex where he told Jenny that although certain events planned for his day would have to be rescheduled (such as a tour of the new Nike Campus and a National Wildlife benefit), he still wanted to give a speech for the UO Regents. Eric Rayburn arrived and said that there might not be time for any of that. He told Palmer that they had a very serious domestic terrorist alert. He said that there were representatives from all branches of the military as well as FBI and CIA. Mike Novick was on a plane heading towards them.

As Palmer arrived in the sub-basement of the Complex, Rayburn began the conference with all the heads of the military by stating that there was a nuclear weapon in the hands of terrorists on U.S. soil in Los Angeles. He said that the intel had been triple-sourced. Rayburn brought up images that Lynne Kresge recognised as being from the Valentine's Day bombing on the West Bank. Terrorist Mamud Rasheed Faheen was supposedly killed in the attacks but he had been spotted five days before and an associate - Jason Park - confessed that Faheen had a nuclear bomb and planned to use it. He explained that Faheen was led by a splinter group called Second Wave who were unofficially supported by Afghanistan. Palmer demanded to speak to their prime minister.

Palmer spoke with the prime minister, who denied association with Second Wave or camps of the terrorist organization operating within his country. Palmer said that he knew the prime minister's country supported Second Wave, and that he would have no choice but to retaliate if a bomb was detonated within the United States on that day. After the call, Palmer talked with Rayburn who insisted that Palmer should involve the Pentagon to discuss retaliation. Palmer said that he was unsure if the Middle Eastern prime minister he spoke to - as well as his government was responsible for the threat. When Eric Rayburn told Palmer that Jack Bauer would be helpful in preventing the threat, he called Jack himself as Jack was not answering calls from CTU. He said that he had thought a lot about Jack over the past year, and he understood that times had been hard but that he needed his help. He insisted that Jack went to CTU and hear about what was happening. Eventually Jack agreed.

Rayburn gave another conference to Palmer and the chiefs, saying that casualties could reach up to 14,000 if it is a dirty bomb. Palmer asks for the worst case scenario: Rayburn gives an example of a stolen Soviet nuclear warhead which a properly configured trigger that was detonated 500 feet above the city, which could result in 100 square miles being instantly irradiated, as well as around two and a half million casualties and global repercussions which could last up to five years. Rayburn pushed for military action, but Palmer said that it was too soon. He adjourned the meeting. A short while later, Lynne Kresge asked Palmer if he had convened the Joint Chiefs of Staff for a conference, but he said no. She assumed he had not, but the Secretary of State had called, expecting to speak to him in the next five minutes. Palmer, realizing that Rayburn had gone against his word and called the Chiefs without his consent, was angry. He told Kresge to cancel the call, then furiously told Rayburn not to go against his orders again.

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Lynne informed Palmer that Quantico wanted permission to relay details of the nuclear threat to between six to seven hundred of their mid-level tacticians. Palmer said that that was only necessary if the people could contain the information. He told Lynne that he was just as concerned with the panic and hysteria associated with the threat, as he was about the threat itself. Lynne told Palmer that the NSA was trying to track down anyone associated with Second Wave as well as trying to source the stolen nuclear materials. She later told him that the press had begun to ask questions, and wanted to know why he cut his fishing trip short. She offered to get Jenny Dodge to deal with, but Palmer decided to do it himself. Rayburn questioned why Palmer would take time out to "coddle" the media rather than dealing with the situation, and Palmer reminded him of the seriousness of mass hysteria.

At 9:15am Palmer was giving a press conference, watched closely by Agent Jimmy Kelly. Jane, a reporter, asked Palmer why he cut his fishing trip short. Slightly distracted by his press secretary Jenny (who was talking with reporter Ron Wieland), Palmer responded with a joke. He left, saying that he would give a more detailed press conference later. As he walked away, Jenny approached him. She told him that she suspected that Wieland knew what was happening. Palmer said that he only found out less than an hour ago, and told her to keep an eye on him for now. He left to get back to operations.

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Palmer prepares for the next 23 troubling hours.

Palmer approached Rayburn and asked if they had progressed with finding a suspected. Rayburn said it was too soon. Palmer reminded him that the bomb could go off at any moment, but Rayburn said that he was not sure they would be able to stop it. He suggested that Palmer spent some time deciding what to do if the bomb did go off. He reiterated his idea that Palmer should talk to the Pentagon. As he walked away, Palmer returned to his office. Lynne approached and told him that Wieland had gained a ten minute live spot on national news after hearing that the alert level has changed. She suggested that he would "avoid the facts and present the rumour". After a moment's consideration, Palmer asked Lynne to set up a private interview with Wieland, but to ensure that no one knows. He also told her to bring Armus to the O.C. She looked shocked, but agreed.

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Palmer meets with Ron Wieland

A short while later, Wieland arrived in Palmer's suite. Palmer asked about the live conference Wieland had called, and he said that he heard that Palmer had raised the alert level and tried to keep public knowledge of the fact low. Palmer questioned, "you think?" and Wieland inferred that Palmer wanted him to reveal his sources, which the reporter reminded the President he was not obligated to do. Palmer said that Wieland was wrong, but the latter rebutted that it was not often a reporter was allowed a private interview with the President on a few moment's notice. Palmer said that he could allow Wieland access to a high-level briefing the following day if he held off on the story today to avoid mass hysteria. Wieland confirmed that Palmer wanted him to hide the story, despite his professional right to go on the air with it. Palmer said that it would be the best for the American people. Wieland agreed to think about it. As he left, Palmer called Armus and told him to deal with Wieland as they had discussed.

10:00am-11:00amEdit

Before heading to a press conference, Lynne Kresge gave Palmer an updated damage projection from Rayburn. Palmer noticed that the casualty projections were higher, and she explained that the NSA believed that they were almost certainly dealing with a nuclear bomb. When taking the press conference, Palmer said that he applauded Governor Schulman's efforts with the Natural Resources Defense Council to protect Oregon's endangered species. His press conference ended around 10:45am, and he returned to the O.C. to see Lynne speaking angrily on the phone. He observed a heated argument between Lynne and Eric Rayburn, and asked what was going on. Lynne explained that Jack Bauer had called and warned of an attack on CTU. It was non-nuclear which suggested it was a secondary strike. Palmer questioned why CTU had not been contacted, and Rayburn tried to justify himself by saying that the only losses would be "infrastructure and personnell" as he had transferred all data to the NSA. Palmer said that was unacceptable, and told Lynne to contact CTU. Rayburn told Palmer that he felt he was making a mistake, and the President walked away. Several moments later, Rayburn told Palmer that they were too late and CTU had been hit.

11:00am-12:00pmEdit

Rayburn told Palmer that they did everything they could to help CTU. Palmer — still not knowing that Jack had called forty minutes before the attack — wished that Jack had called a few minutes earlier so they could have saved the CTU employees. Rayburn suggests going over his evacuation plan. Palmer told Rayburn that he would call when he was ready to meet about the plan.

Lynne, Palmer, Rayburn, and other officials in the O.C. watched a CNB news report by a field reporter who stated that not much was known about the attack besides that it was on a government building. He said that early speculation suggested towards terrorist involvement. Rayburn used the attack in favour of his evacuation plan, but Lynne said that the evacuation itself would cause panic, which Rayburn listed as one of the things that could be avoided through his strategy. He countered that it could be done in stages discreetly, but Lynne did not understand how they could discreetly move nine million people. Rayburn said that General Preston assured military backing to contain civilian unrest. Lynne reminded everyone that intel suggested the attack would occur on that day, but Rayburn's plan needed a week for evacuation. Rayburn said he could only protect a certain number of people in the timeframe given, and he considered it a "win" if he could get twenty percent of the population out of the city. Lynne argued that they did not even know the location of the bomb, so they did not have a fair location to start the evacuation. Rayburn tried to show ten high probability target areas, but Palmer said that he was uncomfortable with the plan. Rayburn said that it would protect Palmer politically, but Palmer told Rayburn that if the bomb did go off, re-election was not his greatest concern. Palmer announced across the table that until there was good evidence about the location of the bomb, he refused to evacuate the city. He told Lynne to send General Davenlos into his office, and to conference in Ted and Elyse.

Lynne took a statement written by Jenny Dodge about the CTU bombing in to Palmer and said that they could look over it after he had a chance to read it. As she was leaving, Palmer asked if she was ever going to tell him that Jack called thirty minutes before the attack on CTU. He said that he was the President, and questioned why she thought he would not find out. He asked her why she did not tell him about the impending attack sooner, and Lynne said that she had tried hard to get the message to him, but he was with the press. He asked why after the attack she did not bring up the fact that she knew half an hour before the attack that it was going to happen. When she did not respond, Palmer realized that Rayburn had intimidated her into not telling Palmer. She offered to resign, but Palmer angrily told her that there was not time to deal with her conscience. He said that he still trusted her, and he wanted to know everything.

Palmer had Agent John and another agent escort Rayburn into his office so he could fire him. Rayburn tried to justify his decision, but Palmer told Secret Service to take him away, and told Rayburn that Armus was waiting to speak with him.

12:00pm-1:00pmEdit

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Palmer is briefed on the nuclear threat in LA

Palmer was briefed by an officer who suggested several possible targets for the attack: the Port of Los Angeles. As he listed the reasons for his choice, Lynne told Palmer of the arrival of a foreign ambassador, Shareef, and his ranking intelligence officer, Farhad Salim. Palmer requested any new intel regarding Second Wave since the morning. He also questioned where Roger Stanton was, and Lynne said he was being briefed on Rayburn's dismissal. Palmer spoke on the phone with Mike Novick about strategies to do with the threat when he saw Stanton arrive. They greeted each other, and Palmer took Stanton into his office. Stanton said that he was disturbed with Rayburn's decision, and Palmer reminded him of the casualty figured: over 29 dead. Palmer said that he was glad Stanton had arrived. Stanton moved straight on to business; he said that it was a bad idea to talk to the ambassador because he felt it to be a ploy to gain access to U.S. intelligence. Palmer said that he was not as certain as Stanton, and was still going to meet with him.

When he did meet with Ambassador Shareef, Palmer learnt he did want a mutual exchange of intelligence; all of America's intel on Second Wave camps operating within the ambassador's country. Palmer was unsure how beneficial it would be to the U.S. to reveal all that information. He said that he would have to think about the deal, and sent the ambassador away while he decided what to do. After he left, Stanton said that they could not give the intel to the ambassador because the U.S. had agents in his country and this would expose them. Palmer told him to take out all information to do with American agents, but Stanton still had reservations, saying that he did not trust the ambassador. He reminded Palmer that they country could be supporting Second Wave. Palmer asked for Lynne's opinion; she agreed with Stanton. However, Palmer decided to give the ambassador the information despite Stanton's unhappiness. He told Stanton to monitor how they used the U.S. intel.

Palmer was then given a call by Agent Kelly from Ryan Chappelle at CTU, who advised Palmer to give Nina Myers a Presidential pardon as she had vital intelligence to help with their investigation. Palmer agreed but decided to call Jack Bauer personally to let him know. When he called, Palmer thanked Jack for his good work, and then told him about the pardon. Jack was unhappy with the decision, and Palmer said that he wished there was another way. Jack concurred. Lynne later updated Palmer on the ambassador, saying that he had just left the complex in a chopper. Palmer told her to set up a conference call with the Joint Chiefs; he did not think they would be happy about the information exchange. Before she could leave, Stanton came in and showed Palmer a news feed from FOX that chronicled the ambassador's chopper crashing down moments after he left, killing him and Salim.

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Mike Novick approached Palmer, who was working in one of the District offices. He asked Palmer to follow him to the conference room, but Palmer refused until Mike explained why. He told Palmer that some members of the cabinet felt he was unable to continue his duties due to his actions over the past hours, and a meeting had been called. Palmer then agreed to go, and upon arrival in the conference room found the monitors filled with images of the Cabinet, led by Vice President Jim Prescott. Prescott explains that a query into Palmer's ability to lead is being raised as the general feeling of the Cabinet is that Palmer has acted radically and temperamentally since the crisis of the day began, and so the 25th Amendment was being invoked. Palmer said that the 25th Amendment was reserved for times when the President was ill or incapacitated, but Prescott said that his interpretation was valid. He went on to say that the military action needed to be taken against the countries who supported the Cyprus recording as Jack Bauer was clearly not going to get the evidence to them in time to disprove its legitimacy. Palmer said that even if they did not agree with his decisions, that doesn't mean he is "disabled". Secretary of State Alex said that Palmer should be allowed to defend himself, and convinced Palmer to stay and rebuttal his case. Palmer agreed to stay on the condition that Prescott would resign if Palmer was found to be fit for the Presidency, to which Prescott agreed.

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Palmer fights his case against Prescott and the Cabinet

As the case went underway, Prescott asked Ron Wieland to speak. He explained about how Palmer locked him up and kept him under guard for several hours when Wieland began to snoop around about a possible nuclear threat on the West Coast. Prescott inferred that Wieland felt it to be a violation of his personal rights, to which Wieland agreed. Before he could continue, Palmer interrupted, asking if Wieland was harmed or threatened, which Wieland truthfully said he was not. Palmer said that Wieland was locked up because if news got out about the threat, panic would spread and people might get hurt. Palmer then went on to say that surely hundreds of American lives were worth more than a few hours of Wieland's first amendment rights, to which Wieland agreed once more. However, Wieland told Prescott that he felt Palmer was not in control. Palmer responded that he was trying to balance public safety with Wieland's rights. Prescott thanked Wieland, and he left. He then said that he had someone else to testify who would be ready in a few moments.

During the break, Mike left the room to fetch a glass of water for Palmer. When he returned, Palmer inferred that Mike knew about the case. He asked how long he had known, and Mike said it was a few hours. Palmer was hurt that Mike told him nothing in all that time, then realized that Mike was a part of the organization, and he was on Prescott's side. Mike tried to explain that he was on Palmer's side, but this could be a good thing as a way of correcting the mistakes of the day. He begged Palmer to reconsider his position, but Palmer rebuked him for referring to him as "David", instead of "Mr. President".

Prescott returned and explained that he was bringing in Roger Stanton as a witness, upon news of which Palmer was clearly worried. Stanton appeared on the screen, and apologized for appearing tired. He went on to say that he was tortured under orders of Palmer for several hours on the District Headquarters complex. Palmer asked him why he was tortured, and he said it was because Palmer thought he was withholding information about the nuclear threat. Palmer angrily responded that the truth would come out, exposing Stanton. Stanton went on the say what happened to him throughout the day, explaining Palmer's firing of Eric Rayburn as an action because the President was unwilling to use military action. He also said that Palmer acted terrified and erratic throughout the day. Stanton said that Palmer merely wanted to prove to himself that Americans were behind the bomb so that military action would not have to be taken. Palmer heaved a deep sigh as Stanton continued with his accusations.

A video of Stanton's torture was shown, to which members of the Cabinet winced. On the video, Palmer entered and Stanton confessed to knowing about the bomb. In the conference room, Palmer demanded that the video proved that Stanton knew about the bomb. However, Stanton insisted that he only confessed to knowing to stop the torture. Palmer said that Stanton told him about the Coral Snake team which helped to stop the threat. Stanton feigned ignorance, and Palmer told Prescott to play the rest of the tape. He innocently said that there was no more tape, despite Palmer's claims that he was in the room for another ten minutes. Palmer insisted that the tape must have been sabotaged, and asked how else he could have known about the location of the bomb. Stanton tried to convince the Cabinet that one of the intelligence agencies found the bomb, and it was not from him. Palmer turned to Mike and asked him to verify his story, but Mike said that he was not in the room, and can only say what the President told him. Palmer looked back at him, clearly feeling a pang of betrayal as Prescott thanked Stanton and ended his video feed.

Prescott offered Palmer a chance to present any evidence he had, but Palmer said that the evidence that had been presented so far was inaccurate and incomplete; Stanton helped to bring a nuclear weapon into the US, and he had proof to show it, but had no time to prepare it. Palmer agreed that his behavior was extreme, but he was responding to extreme conditions. Palmer said that if the evidence was uncovered that proved the countries to be innocent, it would be seen as one of the most despicable acts in history. Prescott received a note that told him that Jack had arrived with the evidence that proved the forgery of the Cyprus recording, and it was being verified at CTU whilst they spoke. Prescott called for a moment's break whilst the evidence was collaborated.

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David Palmer hold strong, despite being outvoted for the Presidency

Prescott informed Palmer that the jet fighters had refueled, and action needed to be taken now. Palmer said that waiting a few more minutes would be the difference between peace and war. CTU called the President, and Ryan Chappelle and Jack Bauer explained that the chip had been too badly damaged to prove anything, but he had been captured and tortured several hours before by men who wanted the chip, proving it was of immense value. Palmer said that he needed something concrete, and Jack said that he was following a lead to the man who created the audio file. Palmer asked how sure Jack was that the recording was faked, and he told Palmer that he was absolutely sure. Palmer thanked him and hung up. Palmer turned back to the Cabinet and explained that the evidence he hoped for was unavailable, but other leads were being following. Prescott rebutted that the window for a surprise attack was closing. He said that the vote had to be taken now, and Palmer agreed. A voice poll was tallied by Mike Novick, with seven votes in favour of Palmer, and seven votes against. The final member of the Cabinet to vote, Secretary of State Alex, had the deciding vote, which he decided to sway in favour of Prescott. Prescott concluded that Palmer would have the opportunity to appeal the decision in four days time in front of Congress. In the meantime, he had to be removed from the decision making process, being taken to a holding room by Secret Service agent Aaron Pierce. Before doing so, he glared at the members of the Cabinet who had betrayed him, then left the room. Moments later, Jim Prescott was sworn in as the Acting President.

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Whilst Acting President Jim Prescott prepared to continue with the military strike, David Palmer was being kept in a holding room with Aaron Pierce. Mike Novick entered and told Palmer that he needed his keycode. Palmer ignored Mike's query, asking how long he would be detained for. Mike said that Prescott would hold a press conference, explaining the U.S. response to the bomb, then he would be released. Mike asked once again for Palmer's keycodes, prompting Palmer to take out his wallet. However, using the little defiance his situation would offer, Palmer simply put the wallet down on the table, forcing Mike to motion to an official to pick up the wallet himself. They then left the room.

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Palmer asks Pierce for his help

Whilst waiting, Palmer asked Agent Pierce if he felt Palmer was unfit for office. Pierce said that he was under orders not to speak to him, so Palmer said that he would do all the talking. Palmer explained that Jack Bauer thought the Cyprus recording was falsified, and he had been removed from office because he believed Jack's claims. Pierce said that if Jack found evidence in time, he was certain that Prescott would revert the attacks. Palmer said that Pierce should help him to contact Jack and find out if he had secured the evidence. After a long consideration, prompted by Palmer saying that Pierce's son, who was in the Navy, should fight for a just cause, Pierce agreed to get Palmer a sat phone.

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Mike Novick demands that Palmer give him the satphone

Palmer called Tony Almeida with the sat phone, asking to speak to Jack. Tony transferred him through, and explained the situation to Jack. Jack explained that he had the man who made the Cyprus recording, Alex Hewitt, and that he would testify. Jack went on to say that Sherry Palmer was there with him, but from Jack's tone of speech Palmer concluded that he could not talk freely. Palmer warned Jack not to trust Sherry, then asked to speak to her. Jack gave her the phone, and Palmer asked Sherry what she was doing. She said she was trying to help him, and she and Jack were the only ones who could help. Palmer then spoke to Jack again, and said that Hewitt had to come forward now. Soon after, Mike came into the holding room and demanded the sat phone. Palmer eventually gave it to him, and Mike told an agent to take Pierce into custody. Palmer protested the decision, saying that Mike should be putting himself on the line for him instead of forcing Pierce to, but Mike said that Palmer was in the wrong. Palmer apologized to Pierce, but the latter said that there was nothing to be sorry for.

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Palmer in his holding room, just before Brian Jacobs enters

Palmer's lawyer, Brian Jacobs, arrived in Palmer's room at 6:16am after being alerted to the situation by the Attorney General. Palmer asked if what had been done to him legal, and Brian said that it was technically, but Palmer had the right to appeal the decision. However, Brian said that it was lengthy process, but Palmer said that they did not have time for that. Palmer said that they were going to go to war over false information, and he asked Brian to find out whatever he could about Peter Kingsley, the man Jack had told him was responsible for the recording. Brian said that Mike Novick was tying his hands, but Palmer said that he had to do whatever he could.

At 6:23am, Mike entered Palmer's room and asked to speak with him on a matter that concerned national security. He said that the Prime Minister of Turkey was curious as to why U.S. stealth bombers were flying over his country, and as word of Palmer's removal had not been made public, he asked Palmer to act as the President and convince the Prime Minister that there was nothing to worry about. Mike said that the attack would happen regardless, and that the conversation had to happen in a matter of minutes.

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Palmer refuses to look at Novick

Palmer agreed to go ahead with the conversation, and after a pep talk from Acting President Jim Prescott, he successfully convinced the Prime Minister that the bombers were of no threat to Turkey. Palmer was then taken back to his holding room, where he was thanked by Mike. Palmer said that he did what he did for the men in the planes, not for Prescott. Mike told Palmer that he granted Brian Jacobs some low security access for Palmer, as had been requested. However, Palmer did not respond, facing away from Mike and looking out the window.

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Palmer learns of Sherry's involvement

Palmer was brought into the conference room and asked Mike what was going on. He explained that he would be listening to a live feed of a sting operation of Peter Kingsley to prove that the Cyprus recording was falsified. Palmer allowed a smile, asking if Jack had found the evidence. Mike said that it would be Sherry Palmer on the feed, not Jack, as she had connections to Kingsley making her trustworthy to him. Palmer inferred that Mike meant that Sherry was part of the day's attacks, which Mike confirmed. Palmer said that Sherry might be untrustworthy, but she was not a traitor. Mike said it was unclear how much she knew, and that she may have been strung along. Palmer then pieced together the story: she was working with Jack to take down Kingsley. Mike explained that what she was doing was at considerable risk to herself.

Palmer listened and discovered that, as Jack had insisted, the recording had been fabricated by a man named Alex Hewitt for Kingsley so that a war would be started with the Middle East. When Sherry's life was threatened, Jack opened fire on Kingsley and his men. In the conference room, Palmer wore a look of utter shock and worry. He continued to listen as Jack managed to neutralize all threats, and CTU teams swarmed into the arena. Palmer looked on at Acting President Prescott as he was asked if he wanted the attack to be aborted. After a long hesitation, he eventually agreed to abort, and Palmer smiled thankfully.

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Palmer leaves the conference room after firing Mike Novick

Prescott told Palmer that he had been reinstated as President, and that he had tendered his resignation as Palmer had requested earlier. He also explained that those members of the Cabinet who voted against him had done the same. Palmer told the Cabinet that leaders were supposed to have patience beyond human limits, and that the action they almost took had to be a last resort. Palmer told them that by casting him aside he lowered the standards; a huge mistake. He went on to say, however, that he would not accept the resignations of the members, as they would not make the mistake again. Palmer dismissed the Cabinet, telling them that they had work to do. Palmer told Jenny Dodge to set up a public press conference, then asked her to leave. Alone with Mike, he thanked his Chief of Staff for calling CTU at the last minute, stopping the war. He then told Mike that he should have been with him to the end, and Mike nodded sorrowfully. He told Mike that he was relieving him of his post immediately, and left the room.

At his press conference, Palmer told the public that they were safe, and the facts would be released shortly. He told the crowds to keep living their lives, because the freedom of America is the thing that would defeat their enemies. As he finished his speech, the crowd erupted into cheers. He passed through them, shaking their hands. He came upon Mandy, who weaved her way to the front of the crowds, adamant to shake the President's hand. She feigned support him, and had a lingering shake of his hand. He passed onwards, and she slunk out of the masses.

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Palmer collapses to the ground

Palmer reached his limo at the side of the street, and waved the crowds before getting in. As he lowered his hand, Palmer began to sigh heavily, clearly affected by something. Jenny Dodge stared on as he looked towards his hand, the same one that had just been shaken by Mandy, and saw that it had deep boils covering it. He looked out to the crowds one last time before his knees gave in and he fell to the floor. Screams erupted in the crowds and Palmer lost consciousness. Secret Service agents searched all directions for a possible threat to the President, unaware that he had been poisoned by a member of the crowd. Jenny Dodge crouched over him, trying to get the President to respond to her questions about his well being. Palmer, now in critical condition, continued to breath heavily as the time reached 8:00am.


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