Monday, May 11, 2009

Nothing Funny Here

The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner was held Saturday evening. Journalists, celebrities and politicians came together to honor a tradition stemming back to the days of President Calvin Coolidge.

As is tradition, the President tells a few jokes and makes a couple tongue in cheek remarks at his opponents.

President Obama's skit was entertaining and even possessed some nuggets of truth, such as when he told the room filled with the media and celebrities "I know you all voted for me".

The night was seemingly flawless, not even Joe Biden could ruin the atmosphere with an off the cuff remark.

Then came comedian Wanda Sykes.

Her bit started out tame enough poking fun at Obama's basketball skills but then took an ugly turn when she set Rush Limbaugh in her sights.

After incorrectly quoting Limbaugh as saying he hopes this country fails (this has been erroneously reported by all media outlets, his actual quote revolves around socialism failing) Wanda went on to say: “I think Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker, but he was just so strung out on Oxycontin he missed his flight.”

President Obama was noticeably grinning from ear to ear.

She continued, wishing death upon the talk radio behemoth by saying "Limbaugh hopes the country fails. I hope his kidneys fail."

Once again, the President succumb to laughter.

The administration has since taken steps to distance itself from Sykes.

Earlier today at a press conference, White House puppet Robert Gibbs said “I think there are a lot of topics that are better left for serious reflection rather than comedy. I think there's no doubt 9/11 is part of that."

Notice how Gibbs never mentioned Obama having a problem with Sykes' wishing Limbaugh dead.


Anonymous said...

Once again you have failed to hit the mark. Is it a slow news day for you? You choose to rant about a joke some comic told at a dinner over the weekend? You conservatives are desperate arent you? Attacking the president for laughing at the punch lines.

Jill said...

I think that was awful. How about having a republican comedian do a bit about killing Keith Olberman? I don't think anyone would be laughing then, but Wanda gets a pass on this. Ludicrous.