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Donna Shalala's "Survivor" moment

Attorney General Eric Holder got the duty last night -- serving as the "designated survivor" or Cabinet member who stays in an undisclosed location for the president's speech to Congress, in case of a catastrophic event.

It was UM president Donna Shalala's turn in 1996, writes the Washington Post. The then-Health and Human Services Secretary "decided to camp out at the White House with her senior staff while President Bill Clinton was on Capitol Hill.

" 'Some people have gotten on airplanes and gone places, but I didn't want to spend any money, so I just ordered pizza and went to the Roosevelt Room,'  she said. Shalala admitted that she briefly checked in on the Oval Office and sat at the presidential desk."

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