Bolduan and Capehart held their own through the first round. Bolduan even had a $200 lead on Louie. But Double Jeopardy was the start of a quiz show massacre.
The two journalists expected better of themselves and were visibly flummoxed at times, trying to give the impression that they totally knew the answer. At other times they were a little too happy to get one right. Capehart let out a Napoleon Dynamite inspired "Yes!" after getting a question right in Double Jeopardy. The $2,000 response brought him within $3,400 of Louis.
It's nothing against Louis. He's clearly a smart guy. But when a journalist who covers politics goes on a quiz show and doesn't know who the longest-tenured Supreme Court justice is, that requires a long discussion with a bottle of wine in an eerily quiet hotel room. It's not good for them, and it's not good for anyone to see. It makes you question a journalist for the wrong reasons, on the wrong criteria.
On the upside, Louis won $50,000 for the Fistula Foundation
. Additionally, it wasn't the all-out SNL Celebrity Jeopardy
parody that aired on Tuesday when CNN's Anderson Cooper, 60 Minutes'
Lara Logan, and former RNC chairman Michael Steele only responded with depressing silence to the answer: this word "can mean a battlefield vehicle or a home for your pet fish." They didn't even have a guess.