Anyway the rumour is this:
"Sorkin wants Brad Whitford bad, Whitford wants it as bad, NBC is resisting because BW is so identified with West Wing."
I have no idea if this is true, but there have been a lot of rumours about BW being cast flying around and I'd just like to take this opportunity to say to NBC
"ARE YOU INSANE???? OMG CAST HIM! CAST HIM NOW! HOW CAN YOU EVEN THINK OF NOT CASTING HIM?!"
*takes deep breath*
Also, got to love the fact that Studio 7 (60 - whatever) is going to poke fun at network executives interferring with the creative life of TV shows... I'm guessing the folks at NBC don't do irony.