Yesterday, I mentioned that Al Franken was scheduled to be a guest on the Seth Meyers show. He was very enjoyable and not unexpectedly did a terrific job. The first guest was Kevin Hart, who I assume was fine but thanks to the miracle of the DVR, I fast-forwarded though. And then the show also had on Ash Carter, who is the Secretary of Defense. (It turned out that the show was being done in Washington, D.C.) What the heck, it's not often I see the Secretary of Defense on a talk show, so I figured I'd check it out.
It was great. They actually did a long, 10-minute piece with him at the Pentagon and -- well, it was wildly unexpected. You kept scratching your heading thinking -- "Okay, wait, this is the actual Secretary of Defense, that's the actual Pentagon, this is the actual staff there??" (And so it was.) Let's just say that when the film was over, the Secretary was there on-set as a guest, and Seth Meyers' first question was the perfect one, that broke the audience up. And you'll see it below, because here's the full segment.
I guess when an Administration is coming to an end, it's like your last couple months before you graduate college, and just go goofy. The only difference is that they have nuclear launch codes...
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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