Quincy Jones campaigns for Minister of Culture by hitting on Soledad O'Brien on national television [ Emphasis added ]
JONES: My biggest dream is -- I know he's got his hands full with the economic fallout and with the Gaza, et cetera, and so (INAUDIBLE) long time.
And, on a parallel path, though, I'm going to -- as soon as it's feasible, to talk to him. We're getting a petition together for a secretary of the arts with a real Cabinet membership and all, because America is the only country -- whose music is probably most imitated in any country in the world -- the only country without a minister of culture or a secretary of the arts. And I think it's very important, could change this country...
O'BRIEN: I know you put that proposal forward before.
Quincy, Soledad O'Brien is here. She wants to talk to you as well.
JONES: Who is that?
O'BRIEN: I was going to ask you about the impact of Barack Obama, but actually...
BLITZER: Soledad O'Brien is here. And she's going to ask you a question.
O'BRIEN: Hey, Quincy. It's Soledad.
JONES: You're so cute, girl, Soledad.
O'BRIEN: I'm so cute?
O'BRIEN: Quincy, you know I love you right back.
JONES: You're so cute, good God. O'BRIEN: Who did you think should be secretary of the arts?
BLITZER: She's asking a serious question, Quincy, and you're trying to be not so serious.
O'BRIEN: I'm getting nowhere.
Who do you want to be the secretary of arts or the culture minister in the United States?
JONES: Who is that?
BLITZER: Who do you want to be secretary of arts?
JONES: Well, what we're doing before that is we're putting together a summit, so you will have the greatest minds on the planet, you know, that can be like an advisory board to that. ...
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