Apr 242013

In this episode of the Wait Wait… In 2005, President Clinton founded the Clinton Global Initiative to address “the world’s most pressing challenges.” Next week in Chicago, Clinton is hosting the , with a focus on job creation and economic growth in the U.S.

And because there’s no possible segue from such important work to a show as silly as ours, we’ll just come right out and say it: We decided to quiz the former president and Rhodes scholar about the My Little Pony show. The famously well-informed leader answers three questions about Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Twilight Sparkle.

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And now, the game where we ask knowledgeable people about things they know nothing about, it’s called Not My Job. In 2005, President Bill Clinton founded the Clinton Global Initiative, which has gone on to help more than 300 million people around the world. He’s coming to Chicago next week for the CGI America conference to help spur job creation in the U.S. And he joins us now in advance of his trip to Chicago so we can give him some tourism tips. President Clinton, welcome to WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME!

BILL CLINTON: Thank you.


SAGAL: Very excited to have you, sir. I have to ask, first of all, have you ever actually heard our show?


SAGAL: Good.


SAGAL: That is so totally the answer I wanted.


CLINTON: I have to be honest.

SAGAL: No, that’s fine. I just want you to know that we’ve treated you with the utmost respect.



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