Well, silly me. We watch so little TV around here that when my wife heard a radio fragment about Bush appearing on a game show, I just figured it was some urban legend or misinformed caller sounding off. But no: The once and future Dallas Arean did show up to cheer on a “Deal or No Deal” contestant who is a decorated veteran, and to quip about his own historically low ratings. Catch the cameo here.
By the way, the contestant, Joseph Kobes, went on to win $26,000. Apparently these glamour babes are each holding a case with a certain dollar amount inside, and Kobes didn’t draw the big $1 million jackpot.
The Bush moment spurs today’s trivia question: Was Richard Nixon’s pop-up appearance on the old “Laugh In” show the first time a sitting President appeared on an entertainment program? If it was not, who was the first Pres to do so? The winner will be issued 250,000 carbon offset credits, or more if you would like.