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Prediction

Our panelists predict what this election's October Surprise will be.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will this year's October Surprise be? Jessi Klein?

JESSI KLEIN: Herman Cain comes surging back. He wins the whole thing in November. He's our new president.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Paula Poundstone?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Mitt Romney will get caught on Halloween, dressed as Obama, going house to house saying, as he grabbed candy, "If I'm elected president, I'm going to cancel Halloween."

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Tom Bodett?

TOM BODETT: Mitt Romney will strap himself to a hang glider, throw his dog on the roof and lead a flock of geese through the swing states of New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. And then realize, too late, that they're Canadian geese.

(LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)

BILL KURTIS: And, if any of that happens, panel, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

SAGAL: Thank you Bill Kurtis,

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thanks also to Jessi Klein, Tom Bodett, and Paula Poundstone, and, thanks to all of you for listening. I'm Peter Sagal, and we will be back with you next week.

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