From Politico's Click:
ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" had a few surprise guests on Sunday: Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. The three showed up when the reality show chose to make over a D.C community center, The Fishing School.
Sadly, Duncan missed the show. "I didn't know it was on," he told POLITICO Monday. (The crew had filmed for a few hours in August.)
"I was happy to do it," Duncan said. The gang were there "for a couple of hours — and it was raining. … It was wet out there and we were walking around in mud," Duncan recalled of his reality show debut. (When asked if he's open to other reality shows, Duncan just laughed.) The secretaries walked around with hard hats on. "I didn't feel any danger," Duncan joked.
And the show's star, Ty Pennington? "He's a character," Duncan laughed.
As for Chu, his spokesman told POLITICO: "This was a great opportunity to talk to a large audience about energy efficiency and the value of weatherization to consumers' pocketbooks. Sec. Chu likes to practice what he preaches."
Back to Duncan: "My wife had a good laugh — carpentry and home improvement are not my strength,” he said. “It was fun to be a small part of that. It was a muddy but good day."
And now for the real question: when was the last time Duncan played basketball with President Obama? "Honestly? Yesterday."
And? "We're on the same team, we did quite well. We got some wins."