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Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Will Ferrell visits the White House Briefing Room

Ferrell, playing George W. Bush on Broadway. But not today in the White House Briefing Room. (ROBERT J. SAFERSTEIN - AP)
Will Ferrell paid a visit to the White House Briefing Room this afternoon, where he posed for a few photos and — while standing in front of The White House emblem — briefly made us think he might launch into a speech that involved the word “strategery.” Alas, he did not.

Ferrell is in our nation’s capital because he will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday at the Kennedy Center. Famous and funny colleagues — including Paul Rudd, Jack Black, John C. Reilly, Conan O’Brien, Maya Rudolph and Molly Shannon — will pay tribute to the man who gave birth to Ron Burgundy, Frank the Tank, the cowbell guy from Blue Oyster Cult and many other memorable characters.

In Celebritology, as well as in the Post’s Style section, we’ll have coverage of the big event, which will air on PBS. If there’s a question you’d like me to ask one of the aforementione celebrities on Sunday’s red carpet, feel free to share it by posting a comment.

CNN captured video footage of Ferrell’s White House visit — during which he asks White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, “Jay, why are you forcing me to take a picture?” — which can be viewed after the jump.

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