At a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room, comedian Bill Murray rules out a run for the presidency but said he could end up in the Oval Office if he was appointed to a cabinet position and then there was ''a bad bus accident.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Reporters at the White House were surprised at the end of the daily briefing on Friday (October 21) when actor and comedian Bill Murray strode into the room. Reporters asked Murray if he was interested in running for president. He said he wasn't but that he could see himself in the Oval Office if he was appointed to a Cabinet position and then, in his words, "there was a bad bus accident." But, like many who are asked that question, Murray hedged his bets by adding, "Ask me again in four years." Murray was in Washington, D.C. to accept the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor the Kennedy Center on Sunday. He was at the White House on Friday to meet with President Barack Obama, who meets with all the recipients of the award.