Prosecutor Flunks Scooter Test

Libby foe Fitzgerald goes on NPR, receives lovely parting gift
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2007 9:58 AM CDT
Prosecutor Flunks Scooter Test
Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, speaks to reporters at the federal building in Chicago, Friday, July 13, 2007, following the convictions of former media mogul Conrad Black and three other co-defendants. "Wait, Wait..." the popular, long-running radio quiz show...   (Associated Press)

The NPR quiz show "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" lured US attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to last night's taping for a game called "Not My Job"—and a little teasing. Best line: Fitzgerald said he lived on Chicago's North Side but worked downtown, and host Peter Sagal asked, "How do you feel about commuting?"

Fitzgerald was grilled about other famous scooters in history, the Chicago Tribune reports, including the Muppet and the Segway. "Man, he was a good sport," said Sagal. Fitzgerald rarely makes public appearances; asked why he made the exception, he said, "Literally, I was trying to get tickets to the show." (More Patrick Fitzgerald stories.)

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