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What Is a Positive Spin on “I Lost on Jeopardy”?

This morning’s e-mail blast from the Dept. of Ed:

Last night, U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings won second place on Celebrity Jeopardy and $25,000 for ProLiteracy Worldwide.

Michael McKean, best known for his role as ‘Lenny’ on the television show “Laverne and Shirley,” and actor Hill Harper, from the television show “CSI: NY,” made strong starts, but after the first commercial break, Secretary Spellings went on an academic streak to gain solid control of second place.

During Double Jeopardy, Secretary Spellings played smart and conservative. In fact, her strategic play led to answering BOTH Double Jeopardy questions correctly and maintaining a significant lead over Mr. Harper.

In the end, Secretary Spellings successfully answered the Final Jeopardy answer, “What is To Kill a Mockingbird?” and came in second place with $11,100.

Secretary Spellings was the first Cabinet secretary ever to appear on the popular quiz show. She said she’d like to return for another try.

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