(Image source: White House)

 

BY GINA COOK


Politicians and celebrities alike came out to Saturday’s White House Correspondents Dinner.  Most headlines from the night focused on Obama’s jabs at GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Here’s a clip from NBC:


“President Obama got in a few light-hearted shots against Mitt Romney.”
“We both have degrees from Harvard. I have one, he has two. What a snob.”



Obama also aired a mock Romney campaign commercial at the dinner. C-SPAN has video of the SNL-like spoof.

“Finally a candidate with the courage to fight for a dog’s freedom to feel the wind in his fur.”
“Under his failed leadership man’s best friend has been forced into government controlled automobiles.”



A correspondent for Fox and Friends thinks the comedic attack is just foreshadowing how the Obama/Romney political battle will play out.


“But look, I think that’s gonna be the narrative moving forward that Romney’s gonna try and say alright he’s the funny one. He’s the hip one. He’s the cool one, but I’m the serious one — even owning his dullness. We shall see if that’s the narrative.”


Romney wasn’t the only target for the president’s humor. A writer for Politico notes the president didn’t hesitate to poke fun at himself, writing...


“As is custom, Obama also made sure to take plenty of self-deprecating shots at his administration and himself, from his struggles with kicking the cigarette habit to the controversy over his birthplace to how much he’s aged in just four years...”


After the president’s opening, late night host Jimmy Kimmel joked about last year’s dinner.


“As we know now last year President Obama had his team on the way to kill Osama Bin Laden.  So who will it be this year?”


And CNN says Kimmel also made a few jabs at the commander in chief.


“There’s always truth in humor.”
“Mr. President remember when the country rallied around you in hopes of a better tomorrow? That was hilarious.”

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Apr 29, 2012

Jokes Galore At WH Correspondents Dinner

(Image source: White House)

 

BY GINA COOK


Politicians and celebrities alike came out to Saturday’s White House Correspondents Dinner.  Most headlines from the night focused on Obama’s jabs at GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Here’s a clip from NBC:


“President Obama got in a few light-hearted shots against Mitt Romney.”
“We both have degrees from Harvard. I have one, he has two. What a snob.”



Obama also aired a mock Romney campaign commercial at the dinner. C-SPAN has video of the SNL-like spoof.

“Finally a candidate with the courage to fight for a dog’s freedom to feel the wind in his fur.”
“Under his failed leadership man’s best friend has been forced into government controlled automobiles.”



A correspondent for Fox and Friends thinks the comedic attack is just foreshadowing how the Obama/Romney political battle will play out.


“But look, I think that’s gonna be the narrative moving forward that Romney’s gonna try and say alright he’s the funny one. He’s the hip one. He’s the cool one, but I’m the serious one — even owning his dullness. We shall see if that’s the narrative.”


Romney wasn’t the only target for the president’s humor. A writer for Politico notes the president didn’t hesitate to poke fun at himself, writing...


“As is custom, Obama also made sure to take plenty of self-deprecating shots at his administration and himself, from his struggles with kicking the cigarette habit to the controversy over his birthplace to how much he’s aged in just four years...”


After the president’s opening, late night host Jimmy Kimmel joked about last year’s dinner.


“As we know now last year President Obama had his team on the way to kill Osama Bin Laden.  So who will it be this year?”


And CNN says Kimmel also made a few jabs at the commander in chief.


“There’s always truth in humor.”
“Mr. President remember when the country rallied around you in hopes of a better tomorrow? That was hilarious.”

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