The Washington City Paper reports that when superstar reporter Bob Woodward was asked on a recent edition of celebrity Jeopardy what charity he was playing for, he answered, “Sidwell Friends,” where his daughter goes to high school.
For those of you outside the Beltway, Sidwell is the creme de la creme of Washington high society private schools. Nearly every heute-teute liberal politician and media figure sends his/her kids there (most while insisting at the same time that the miserable D.C. public schools are good enough for D.C. residents). Sidwell has a $30 million endowment, and annual tuition for middle and high school students stands at $22,415.
Woodward won $20,000 for his favorite charity.
ADDENDUM: Er, just to clarify — I’m not calling Woodward a hyopcrite. Nor am I making this an “issue.” I just find it amusing and rather typical of Washington insider-dom that when asked to name his favorite “charity,” Woodward chose an elite, expensive school for the children of Washington’s rich and famous.