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Last updated 14:57 29/01/2014
Ernest Moniz

WHO'S THE MAN? Ernie's the man. Ernest Moniz is Barak Obama's designated survivor today. Reports that he was picked for his hair-do could not be confirmed.

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Meet the new (potential) leader of the free world, Ernest Moniz.

Moniz, the US Secretary of Energy, will today serve as the designated survivor during Barack Obama's State of the Union.

According to The Huffington Post, the designated survivor is appointed every year to watch the address from a physically distant, secure and undisclosed location, so that if anything should happen to the country's other top leaders while gathered together for the State of the Union, that person could take over as president.

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