Political Pundits and Commentators Prepare for Jeopardy (VIDEO)

Host of MSNBC’s Hardball Chris Matthews, Former Bush administration Press Secretary Dana Perino, host of Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Former Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, and NY Times columnist Tom Friedman are among the contestants that will be competing for the title of Political Talking Head Jeopardy Champion.  Actually, I’m not sure that’s the angle the network is playing; but I think you probably get the picture.

Actually, I’m not really sure how they put the cast together.  The addition of Kareem Abdul-Jabar has me scratching my head a bit.  When I think of the NBA great, I tend to think basketball, but his role as Global Cultural Ambassador, I suppose, warrants his inclusion.  Lewis Black and Dr. Oz, on the other hand, not so much.

While I would have loved seeing Charles Krauthammer in the field, I do very much look forward to seeing if Tom Friedman can prove what we all know he thinks – that is he, of course, the smartest man on the Flat, Hot, and Crowded planet….

The tournament will air May 14-18

Jeopardy: Power Players (list of contestants)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer and Global Cultural Ambassador
Skyhook Foundation
Lewis Black
Stand-up comedian
52nd St. Project and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Anderson Cooper
CNN “Anderson Cooper 360°” and syndicated talk show “Anderson”
The Trevor Project
David Faber
NBC “The Faber Report” and “Squak on the Street”
New Visions for Public Schools
Thomas L. Friedman
The New York Times
Conservation International
Robert Gibbs
Former White House Press Secretary
Pine Hills Literacy Project
Katty Kay
“BBC World News America”
International Women’s Media Foundation
Chris Matthews
MSNBC “Hardball” and NBC “The Chris Matthews Show”
La Salle College High School
Kelly O’Donnell
NBC News
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation
Lizzie O’Leary
CNN
826DC
Dr. Mehmet Oz
“The Dr. Oz Show”
HealthCorps
Clarence Page
Chicago Tribune
American Institute for Stuttering
Dana Perino
Fox News Channel “The Five”
Pets2Vets
Chuck Todd
NBC News
Samaritan Inns
Chris Wallace
“Fox News Sunday”
Hope For The Warriors

How are they preparing?

H/T Politico…

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