Gov Actually Episode 30 — The ‘Dave’ episode

Dan and Danny discuss the infamous budget scene in "Dave."

Have you ever seen the 1993 movie “Dave?”

The movie features Kevin Kline, a body-double plot and a silly scene in which a man who isn’t the president negotiates the budget for a homelessness program with the entire Cabinet and the press in the room.

Here it is:


It’s a laughable scene, something that would never happen in real life. So that got the Gov Actually team thinking — how would such a budget negotiation actually happen?

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Billy Mitchell

Written by Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. After earning his journalism degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

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