Capitol Hill Bureau Chief
He's no Carl Kasell, but David Axelrod will be soon be coming to an NPR station near you. Axelrod will be a guest on the quirky quiz show "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!" (Thanks to P.D.'s Jill Lawrence and Michael Kraskin
for the heads-up.)
The senior White House advisor will tape his segment tonight at a sold-out theater on the campus of George Washington University. The actual program will broadcast on May 16th or 17th, depending on when your NPR station airs it.
"Ax," as President Obama calls him, will play "Not My Job," the segment when guests get asked about topics "they know absolutely nothing about."
Ax's boss may have some helpful first-hand tips for him. President Obama played "Not My Job" in 2005, when he went three-for-three on a quiz about baseball player Wade Boggs. Other past participants include Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, and Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy. That Dr. Spock answered questions about child-rearing expert Dr. Benjamin Spock.
Check out NPR.org
for air times, podcasts and downloads of Mr. Axelrod's time in the hot seat.