Last night President Barack Obama became Stand-Up-In-Chief at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. And no one was spared. I saw it on YouTube this morning and he was pretty good. One of my favorite lines was this one:
“This is a tough holiday for Rahm. He’s not used to saying the word ‘day’ after ‘mother.’ “
The dinner at the Washington Hilton attracted journalists, politicians and celebrities.
By Richard Leiby
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, May 10, 2009
When President Obama made his debut as the nation’s Stand-Up-in-Chief last night — the star attraction at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner — no one in his administration was safe from his one-liners.
Not Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton: “The minute she got back from Mexico, she pulled me into a hug and said I should go down there myself.”
Not Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel: “This is a tough holiday for Rahm. He’s not used to saying the word ‘day’ after ‘mother.’ ”
Not even, it turned out, himself: “During the second 100 days, we will design, build and open a library dedicated to my first 100 days.”
And: “My next 100 days will be so successful, I will complete them in 72 days. And on the 73rd day, I will rest.”
The routine brought mostly guffaws from the 2,500 journalists, politicians and celebrities jammed into the Washington Hilton ballroom for the press corps’ annual celebration of itself. The president acknowledged perceptions that he’s a media darling: “Most of you covered me; all of you voted for me. Apologies to the Fox table.”
Checking out the video I saw Tyra Banks, Dule Hill, Demi Moore, Michael Steele and Keith Olbermann. Anyway check out the video provided by C-Span.