October 18, 2008

Jersey Boys’ Jake Speck…The Talk of the White House

October 18th, 2008

From Tenessean.com: Jersey Boys Broadway’s Jake Speck was the talk of the White House on Monday. Jake was among the cast members who were invited to perform in the East Room at a dinner for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

During soundcheck, one of the Bushes’ dogs, a very friendly looking Scottish terrier named Miss Beazley, entered the room.

“So I went up to her and put my hand by her mouth,” Jake, 27, says. “She barked and chomped right down on my finger. It started bleeding a little bit. It wasn’t that big of a deal.”

Alarmed White House staffers took Jake to the president’s doctor for a close examination, and a few hours later, Jake received a handwritten note of apology from Laura Bush, who had asked her aides repeatedly about his condition.

When the cast entered the Blue Room for a private meeting with the president, President Bush said, “Which one of you is the one the dog bit?”

“I was like, ‘That’s me,’” Jake said. “He apologized profusely and said he was very embarrassed and [jokingly] had all of her teeth pulled out, so don’t worry about it because it wouldn’t happen again.

Upon reading this story, the JBB Tech Half suspects that due to the tough economy, maybe Miss Beazley hasn’t been eating that well, and she was hungry!


  1. The dog just misunderestimated Jake and thought he was a member of the hostile Press Corps. :)

    Comment by Ted Hammond — October 18, 2008 @ 8:15 pm

  2. That is too funny!!

    Comment by Catherine — October 18, 2008 @ 10:06 pm

  3. After reading this to my husband, John, he commented that Miss Beazley just wanted a “taste” of what it was like to be a Jersey Boy :-)

    Comment by Norene — October 19, 2008 @ 10:27 am

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