Bill Clinton: President, Humanitarian… Brony


?The NPR show Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me has a segment called “Not My Job,” where they quiz their guests on a topic they shouldn’t know anything about. Last week’s guest was former president Bill Clinton. Can you guess what his topic was?

PETER SAGAL: So you’re a former president, you’re a Rhodes scholar, you’re
famously well informed. What could we be sure that an accomplished
person like you would know nothing about? And then the answer came to
us: the TV show “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.”

That’s pretty amazing. You know what’s even more amazing? BILL CLINTON GOT ALL THREE MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC QUESTIONS CORRECT.

Let that sink in a minute.

Now, I’m going to have to see Transformers 3 this week, and I’ve been pretty depressed about it. But this… as long as I live in a world where this can happen, I know life is still worth living. You can read the transcript of Clinton’s quiz after the jump. Prepare to be amazed. (Via NPR)

SAGAL: Answer three questions, or answer two out of three questions
about the wonderful world of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” and
you win our prize for one of our listeners, Carl’s voice on their home
answering machine. Carl, who is President Clinton playing for?

KASELL: The President is playing for Dave Parks of Chico, California.

President CLINTON: Poor Dave.

SAGAL: Poor Dave, I know.

So here we go. You ready to do this? One of the current My Little Ponys
is Rarity. That is her name, Rarity. What is her particular enthusiasm?
A: she loves her little line of toys called My Even Tinier Ponies.

SAGAL: B: giving other ponies makeovers. Or C: eating paste.

President CLINTON: Eating what?

SAGAL: Eating past, sir, Mr. President.

President CLINTON: P-A-S-T-E?

SAGAL: P-A-S-T-E, paste, sir.

President CLINTON: B.

SAGAL: Yes, giving other ponies makeovers. Yes, that is in fact Rarity’s…

Big enthusiasm. Very fashion conscious, our Rarity is. All right, when
ponies in Equestria discover their true talents in life, they earn
something. What? A tattoo on their flank, known as a cutie mark. B: a
title, such as Fluttershy the Inventive. Or C: the right to mate.

President CLINTON: A.

SAGAL: A. You’re going to go for A, a tattoo known as the cutie mark? Oh, you’re right, sir.

JESSI KLEIN (Comedienne): I have to say I think it’s probably fair to
say this is the highest stake situation President Clinton has ever been

SAGAL: I think so.

Ms. KLEIN: In his entire life.

SAGAL: And he’s doing so well.

Ms. KLEIN: He’s killing it.

SAGAL: That’s true.

All right, well let’s see if you can be perfect. The ponies’ most
powerful enemy is which of these? A: Krastos the Glue Maker.

President CLINTON: If he’s not, he ought to be.

SAGAL: Yeah, I know. B: the evil pony Nightmare Moon. Or C: the cynical grownup, Chester.

President CLINTON: B.

SAGAL: B, you’re going to go for the evil pony Nightmare Moon. You’re right, Mr. President.

Mr. BODETT: Wow.

Nightmare Moon is released in the opening episode from the prison where
she’s been held for a thousand years, and is only defeated by the
ponies working together, and then they have a party.

SAGAL: Carl, how did President Clinton do on our quiz?

KASELL: President Clinton wins again, Peter.

SAGAL: Oh my gosh.

KASELL: He had three correct answers. So the President wins for Dave Parks.

Another victory for you, sir. You’ve done so much. Been elected twice,
governor of Arkansas, the youngest governor ever. How does this stack

President CLINTON: It’s right up there.

SAGAL: All right.

President Bill Clinton is hosting the Clinton Global Initiative meeting
next week in Chicago, with a focus on job creation right here in the
United States. President Clinton, thank you so much for joining us on