Friday, April 29, 2011

Paul Begala struggles with Political Trivia

by contributor Brendan Kownacki

What do you get when you pit Congressmen, Washington insiders and national news anchors against each other in a no-holds-barred trivia grudge match during WHCD weekend?  The wonkiest night of fun you'll ever find.

Thursday night's National Journal sponsored Political Pursuit party at the Newseum brought a packed crowd to cheer on their favorite team and see which group would reign Supreme in the Jeopardy style showdown.

Team 'Press Pass' included NBC White House correspondent Chuck Todd and CNN's Dana Bash. The ultimately victorious Congressional team was lead by a strong showing from Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Washington insiders including democratic operative Paul Begala who struggled at times to recall his own campaigning days to answer the quiz bowl queries.

The evening was light hearted and the competition fierce.

Ultimately:  Members: 240  Press: 180  Insiders: 135