October 24, 2006
Even Jon Stewart Can't Cross-Examine a Baker Botts Attorney (James A. Baker III)
Posted by Christine Hurt

Kudos to James A. Baker III, known to readers as former Chief of Staff for Reagan and Bush 41, Secretary of State and Secretary of the Treasury, but known to Baker & Bottsians as "the big guy on 38."  Baker went on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart a few weeks ago to plug his new book, Work Hard, Study and . . . Stay Out of Politics.  (The book's title came from advice that his grandfather, Captain James Baker, gave to associates at Baker Botts.) 

In the last minute or so of his appearance, Stewart put him in "The Seat of Heat" and asked him the following question:  The boat goes down.  Choppy seas.  One life vest.  You're on the boat with 41 and 43 -- who do you give the life vest to?  Almost as soon as he says the question, Stewart realizes his big mistake!  You can watch for yourself.

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