Thursday, August 04, 2005

"Wait, Wait... Happy Birthday"

From the Washington Post:
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is slotted to tape a segment tonight in Chicago for National Public Radio's weekly quiz show, "Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!" Coincidentally, it's also his 44th birthday.

Senior producer Rod Abid said the senator was chosen because "he's a national figure" who was spoofed on the show last year when he was running for office. "I met him last year and he said, 'You're the guys who made fun of my name!' " Abid said with a laugh. "He was right, we did."

To make up for it (and to celebrate Obama's big day), Abid says the show is giving the senator a treat: "We're getting a cake. We feel the least we can do is give him a pastry."

Birthday or no, Abid warns that Obama shouldn't expect any softball questions to come his way: "We don't play that way."
Tickets for tonight's show at the Bank One Auditorium are Sold Out.

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