What Are the Meanings of the Charities of the Jeopardy Power Players?
With all the glamour and excitement that is the D.C. Power Players "Jeopardy," people forget what it's all really about. It's not about winning or losing or humiliating a political adversary or tasting for a brief instant what it might be like to be actually famous. . . It's about using charitable donations as a vehicle for self-promotion. A guide to the Power Players and what their charities say about them:
Tucker Carlson: American Camping Association; Wawenock Scholarships
"I am not as effeminate as the bow tie would suggest."
Ari Fleischer: March of Dimes
"I'm not as evil as you think. Not evil at all. The message here: A lack of evilness. No more questions."
Bob Woodward: Sidwell Friends School
"Every moment of my waking life is devoted to sucking up to people."
Maria Bartiromo: National Italian American Foundation; Columbus Citizen’s Foundation
"I am Italian."
Gretchen Carlson: MacPhail Center for the Arts; American Cancer Society’s Taking A Step
"Who am I?"
Aaron Brown: Make-A-Wish Foundation
Anderson Cooper: American Heart Association
"I am really fucking hot."
Al Franken: Congressional Hunger Center
"I will be running for office."
Keith Olbermann: Ed Randall’s Bat for a Cure
"I was more popular as a sportscaster."
Tim Russert: Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, D.C.
"I'm a regular guy."
Tavis Smiley: Tavis Smiley Foundation
"I am the most important person in the world."
Ashleigh Banfield: The Child Abuse Prevention Center of Dallas
"Don't hurt me."
Peggy Noonan: The Sisters of Life
"I can politicize anything."
Kweisi Mfume: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Maryland
"It just sounds like I'm foreign."
Jeopardy Power Players [Jeopardy.com]