If you need to get something done without resorting to Zero Dark Thirty-style torture, put Bill Clinton or Jimmy Carter on it. No one can say no to a friendly ex-president with a Southern drawl. Except Led Zeppelin, apparently.
The team behind the 12-12-12 concert for Hurricane Sandy victims asked Clinton to convince the band to get back together for a few songs, and Slick Willy got turned down! Producer David Saltzman says in a 60 Minutes webcast: