- Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:49 PM
President Obama’s remarks at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
President Obama began his routine at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner by bringing out two ferns, an ode to his recent appearance on Funny or Die’s “Between Two Ferns” parody talk show. “It’s worked before,” Obama joked.
Some highlights from the president’s routine:
- “Last year was rough. In 2008 my slogan was ‘Yes We Can.’ In 2013, it was ‘Control-Alt-Delete.’”
- To host Joel McHale: “On ‘Community’ you play a preening, self-obsessed narcissist. So, this dinner must be a real change of pace for you.”
- “I’m a little jet lagged from my trip to Malaysia. The lengths we have to go to get CNN coverage. I think they’re still searching for their table.”
- “MSNBC is here. I think they’re a little overwhelmed. I don’t think they’ve ever seen an audience this big.”
- “An American won the Boston Marathon. That was inspiring and only fair since a Kenyan has been president for the past six.”
- On Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy: “As a general rule, things don’t end well if the sentence begins, ‘Let me tell you something I know about the Negro.’ … Just a tip for you, don’t start your sentence that way.”
- “Colorado legalized marijuana this year. An interesting social experiment. I hope it doesn’t lead to a lot of paranoid people thinking the federal government is out to get them and listening to their phone calls.”
- “Let’s face it Fox News, you’ll miss me when I’m gone. It will be harder to convince the American people that Hillary was born in Kenya.”
- “I’m feeling for the speaker of the house as well. These days, the House Republicans actually give John Boehner a harder time than they give me. Which means, orange really is the new black.”
- “Gridlock has gotten so bad in this town you have to wonder, what did we do to piss off Chris Christie so bad?”
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- Saturday, May 3, 2014 6:41 PM
National Security Adviser Susan Rice gets autograph from ‘Duck Dynasty’ star
That’s a sight you won’t see every day: a national security adviser seeking an autograph from a reality television star. Willie Robertson, wearing a United Service Organizations headband, was a popular man at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, with a long line of guests waiting to introduce themselves to the “Duck Dynasty” star.
- Saturday, May 3, 2014 6:24 PM
What’s for dinner at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner?
According to the Washington Post’s Reliable Source, the WHCD dinner menu features:
Salad Course: Poached Bosc Pear with St. Pete’s Bay Blue Cheese, Petite Salad of Wild Red Watercress, Candied Pecans and Dried Cranberries, Port Vinaigrette
Entrée: Hand cut Broiled Petite Filet of Beef Served with a Four Day Demi, Onion Brulee Crostini Paired with Herbed Crab Cake on White Corn Fondue, Seasonal Vegetables to include Asparagus, Carrot, Sunburst, Roasted Pepper
Dessert: Tapas display of assorted desserts to include: Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Assorted Mousse Lollipops, Lime Glace, Chocolate Pyramid glazed in crunchy peanut cocoa butter glaze
- Saturday, May 3, 2014 6:07 PM
“Oh, well I’m all the way out in Los Angeles. But I’d have to say Olivier Knox of Yahoo News.”
- L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti when asked by a TV reporter to name his favorite White House correspondent this weekend in Washington, D.C. Mr. Mayor, we’d have to agree.
(Photo via middlebury.edu)