I am the champion, my friends

Finally, a legitimate use for Twitter: Winning a signed photo of Karl Rove in his weekly trivia contest.

Published April 29, 2009 5:45PM (EDT)

I have some very big news to share, folks: Last night, I won the trivia contest that Karl Rove holds on Twitter every week. And with my win comes the grand prize, a personalized signed photo of "Bush's Brain" himself.

Now, I know some Salon readers aren't exactly fans of Rove, and that's fine. But I am actually quite excited to have won, and no matter what you all say, when the photo arrives, it will be framed and hung over my desk (in a place of honor, natch, right next to the shaker of Bacon Salt the folks at that fine company sent us a while back).

If you're wondering -- and I know you are -- the question that led to my moment of triumph was, "This fmr. Pres. met Pres. Kennedy in the WH Rose Garden in 1962. The mtg led him to enter life of public service. He was our XXnd Pres." And, of course, the correct answer was Bill Clinton, the 42nd president.

Now, as Rove himself pointed out afterwards, this question was way too easy, and certainly not up to his usual standards. But for my sake, let's just all agree to pretend that it was very difficult, OK? And if we could also agree that it's not somewhat sad that I was still on my laptop at 10 p.m. ET last night, I'd appreciate that as well.

While we're on the subject, this is probably a good time for some additional shameless self-promotion: You can follow me -- and every other damn political reporter in the country -- on Twitter. My profile is here.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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