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Our panelists predict what will be the unexpected benefits of the government shutdown.


Now, panel, what will be the silver lining of the government shutdown? Roxanne Roberts.

ROXANNE ROBERTS: Tea Party conservatives, using their spare time, will pick up that nice autobiography of Shirley Jones and will be so shocked they will be unable to speak for a week.



SAGAL: Could happen. Charlie Pierce.

CHARLIE PIERCE: Next on C-SPAN, Booktalk with Brian Lamm and Honey Boo Boo.


SAGAL: And Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: John Boehner will be forced to spend time inside the Capitol building trying to find a resolution making him lose his tan and helping him once again find his natural color.



CARL KASELL: Well, if we see any of these benefits, panel, we'll ask you about it on WAIT, WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

SAGAL: Thank you, Carl Kasell. Thanks also to Maz Jobrani, Roxanne Roberts, Charlie Pierce, all of you for listening. I'm Peter Sagal. We'll see you next week.



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