Silverman’s Next Calling

10935 Tucked away into GQ’s new politics issue — with Barack Obama on the cover — is a short interview with NBC co-chairman Ben Silverman, who is asked about his political aspirations. He doesn’t deny it.

“I want to do my job now incredibly well,” he says. “But I absolutely want to enter public service in my late forties. I have been blessed with so many opportunities and gifts.”

The mag also hits Silverman’s biggest potential handicap head on — whether he’s inhaled.

The interviewer, Mickey Rapkin, remarks, “I hear you’re a stoner.”

“You know what? Not true,” Silverman says. “No comment. I was a young, single man at one point, and I went to a nice liberal arts northeastern college, and you know what? You walk around those hallways…”

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