Sunday, May 10, 2009

Just For Laughs

As they do every spring, the Villagers of the beltway media gathered last night in Washington for their annual White House Correspondents Dinner, a black tie affair that mixes elite journalists and celebrities. It's their time to feel important and part of the inner circle, but it's hard to imagine an old-time journalist, with a rumpled suit and worn heels, showing up for one of these glitz fests, but that's where mainstream journalism/infotainment is these days. The New York Times' Frank Rich has a column this morning on this very subject.

President Obama delivered some good one-liners. On Rethuglican boss Pills Limpballs, Obama said that he "doesn't qualify as a troubled asset." (Just drop the "et" from the last word, and he would qualify, Mr. President).

On Dead Eye Dick Cheney: "He is very busy working on his memoirs, tentatively titled 'How to Shoot Friends and Interrogate People."

On House Rethug leader John "Man Tan" Boehner: "He is a person of color, although not a color that appears in the natural world."

Poking fun at himself: "I believe that my next 100 days will be so successful I will be able to complete them in 72 days -- and on the 73rd day I will rest."

(photo: Getty Images)

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