Jeopardy! Scares Pols: Trebek

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2009 2:43 PM CDT

(Newser) – Politicians are too scared of looking poorly informed to appear as contestants on Jeopardy!, the game show’s host tells Politico. “We’d be hard-pressed to come up with more than three,” says Alex Trebek, in the Washington area promoting tryouts, “because most of them realize the danger of appearing on camera and not being particularly bright with regards to what’s going on in our country.”

“So they don’t want to take that chance,” Trebek adds. “There have been very few elected political officials who have appeared on Celebrity Jeopardy, and they have not done very well.”