Apr 242013
 

In this episode of the Wait Wait… Arne Duncan is President Obama’s secretary of education, and if, while he’s on this show, a disaster befalls the president, the vice president, the speaker of the House and every other member of the Cabinet except Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, he would be president.

We’ve invited Duncan to play a game called “Now, don’t be fresh … I just take dictation!” Three questions for the secretary of education about the education of secretaries.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

And now, the game where smart people end up wondering why they spent all that time learning useful stuff. The game is called Not my Job. Arne Duncan is President Obama’s Secretary of Education and if, while he’s on this show, a disaster befalls the president, the vice president, the speaker of the house and every other member of the cabinet, except Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, he would be president.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Arne Duncan, welcome.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Wow.

ARNE DUNCAN: Hello. Thank you.

(APPLAUSE)

DUNCAN: We are officially the 16th family.

SAGAL: You are.

POUNDSTONE: Wow.

(LAUGHTER)

ROY BLOUNT JR: Who’s after you?

DUNCAN: Not too many people. If I ever stand up and say everything’s OK, everything is not OK.

SAGAL: I understand.

(LAUGHTER)

 

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