The most powerful people in the world (2) – Answers


You tried ’em, you guessed’em, and one of you got it right first!

Young lawyer Marcelo Sarsur, from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, named first and correctly all 12 people depicted in our earlier post, and he gets a first-class ticket to Air Force Obama! Congrats =)

Here’s what he told us:

Gates, Chu, Rice, Gibbs, Jones, Obama, Clinton, Holder, Geithner, LaHood, Emanuel and Napolitano. There!

 Comment by Marcelo Sarsur | 11 11UTC January 11UTC 2009 |

A few minutes later, Vinicius Tavares, also from Belo Horizonte, tried, but he got one wrong:

1- Robert Gates
2- Steven Chu
3- Susan Rice
4- Robert Gibbs
5- James L. Jones
6- Barack Obama
7- Hillary Clinton
8- Eric Holder
9- Tom Daschle
10- Ray LaHood
11- Rahm Emanuel
12- Janet Napolitano

Number 9 (first in the third row) is not Daschle. It’s Timothy Geithner, soon-to-be Treasury Secretary (that’s a lot of “y”s in a same sentence, I bet mineiros like that).

Even the President-elect couldn’t manage the task!

Holy Christ! Only one missing!

 Comment by Nogueira | 11 11UTC January 11UTC 2009 |

That’s a comment by Pedro Nogueira, who will play the title role.

As for me, well… I can’t stop thinking James L. Jones is an awfully similar name to James Earl Jones

Imagine having Darth Vader for National Security Advisor!


He’s among us

Pedro Henrique da Silva Nogueira, a 21-year-old Journalism undergrad, has confirmed his participation in our simulation.

He’s an experienced MUNgoer – or a “simulation buff” or “model freak”, if you prefer. He’s been to 22 simulations – 12 times as a delegate (with five Honorable Mentions), six times as Committee Director, one as Editor-in-Chief of the MUN’s paper, and three times as School Adviser.

Pedro will play the title role. Below, you see a picture of him with Rahm Emanuel (me).