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FILE - In this March 2, 2012 file photo, Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks during a forum on education at American University in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) FILE - In this March 2, 2012 file photo, Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks during a forum on education at American University in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)  

Arne Duncan: ‘The Onion is probably more accurate than Tom Friedman’

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Alexis Levinson
Political Reporter

Education Secretary Arne Duncan joked Wednesday that he was more likely to become a “male stripper” than secretary of state, in response to his name being floated for the U.S. Cabinet position by New York Times columnist Tom Friedman Tuesday.

In a column, Friedman wrote that Duncan would be the best candidate for the position.

ABC News reported that, when asked about about the Friedman column after he delivered a speech to the Foundation for Excellence in Education in Washington, Duncan jokingly brushed off the notion.

“Last week, The Onion said I was going to become a male stripper,” Duncan said. “The Onion is probably more accurate than Tom Friedman.”

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