Patrick Fitzgerald’s Nina Totin’ Bag

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Endearing himself further to the Volvo-driving, latte-sipping, NPR-listening liberal left (guilty on counts myself), Patrick Fitzgerald last night participated in the public radio quiz show “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.”

When asked by host Peter Sagal why such a tight-lipped public official would come on the show, Fitzgerald said, “Literally, I was trying to get tickets to the show.” … As he walked on stage, Fitzgerald received a partial standing ovation.

Fitzgerald, famous for his work ethic and self-control, did not respond to applause or Sagal’s mention of “Scooter” Libby’s name on his resume.


Later, Fitzgerald blushed when asked about his inclusion in People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” list.

Though not asked directly about President George W. Bush’s commutation of Libby’s sentence, Fitzgerald answered quiz questions about other famous scooters, including Jim Henson’s Muppet and the Segway.


In commemoration of the event, Sagal presented Fitzgerald with a child’s scooter engraved with, “To Patrick Fitzgerald, USA, This one will stay where you put it.”

There are worse NPR premiums.