Sunday, May 10, 2009
Here's the president on Saturday night at the White House Correspondents Dinner, a sort of Friars' Club Roast for political nerds. Once again, Barack "What's the deal with these peanuts on Air Force One?" Obama proves he's got some comedy chops. Some choice one liners:
"Mother's Day is a tough holiday for Rahm Emmanuel. He's not used to saying the word 'day' after 'mother.'"
"John Boehner and I have a lot in common...we're both people of color. It's just that his color doesn't appear anywhere in nature."
Watch the whole thing:
Wanda Sykes had the difficult job of following President Chuckle-bucket. She did admirably, and managed to stir up some online hate with the following bit:
"You've had your fair share of critics. Rush Limbaugh said he hopes this administration fails. He just wants the country to fail. To me that's treason. He's not saying anything different than what Osama bin Laden is saying. You might want to look into this, sir, because I think Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker, but he was just so strung out on Oxycontin he missed his flight. Rush Limbaugh...'I hope the country fails.' I hope his kidneys fail, how about that? He needs a good waterboarding, that's what he needs."
Here's her full routine: