Hot on HuffPost:

See More Stories

Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Axelrod!

4 years ago
  0 Comments Say Something  »
Text Size
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.
Filed Under: The Capitolist

Our New Approach to Comments

In an effort to encourage the same level of civil dialogue among Politics Daily’s readers that we expect of our writers – a “civilogue,” to use the term coined by PD’s Jeffrey Weiss – we are requiring commenters to use their AOL or AIM screen names to submit a comment, and we are reading all comments before publishing them. Personal attacks (on writers, other readers, Nancy Pelosi, George W. Bush, or anyone at all) and comments that are not productive additions to the conversation will not be published, period, to make room for a discussion among those with ideas to kick around. Please read our Help and Feedback section for more info.

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum Comment Moderation Enabled. Your comment will appear after it is cleared by an editor.

Follow Politics Daily

  • Comics
robert-and-donna-trussell
CHAOS THEORY
Featuring political comics by Robert and Donna TrussellMore>>
  • Woman UP Video
politics daily videos
Weekly Videos
Woman Up, Politics Daily's Online Sunday ShowMore»
politics daily videos
TV Appearances
Showcasing appearances by Politics Daily staff and contributors.More>>