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Gov. Jay Inslee channels the movie ‘Animal House’ to answer question about threat from North Korean nukes

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Jan. 25, 2013 at 2:07 pm |
January 25, 2013 2:14 pm

As he said during his Thursday press conference, “…probably the worst possible place to make jokes.”

But, yeah, he did anyway.

A TV reporter asked the new governor if he had received any briefings from national security advisers during his D.C. trip last week regarding North Korean statements about advancements in its nuclear and missile technology. Washington, after all, is within the reported capability of North Korea missiles.

No, Inslee said, he hadn’t.

“I’m reminded of the scene with Kevin Bacon from “Animal House” when he ran through streets shouting ‘All is Well, All is Well,'” Inslee said. “I’d like to say that we don’t have to worry about this.”

Inslee conceded that perhaps a briefing would be a good idea and that “any information that is not classified I’ll be happy to share with you.”

The 70s cultural reference revealed a bit of a generational divided, with some of the newsies knowing the scene well and some not at all.

To close that gap, here first is the section of the press conference and then the movie clip he offered as his guidance for dealing with nuclear threats.

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