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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:37 AM

Much Fodder for Obama at White House Journalists’ Event

Source: New York Times



WASHINGTON — President Obama poked fun at himself, Congress, the Secret Service, the media and particularly his rival Mitt Romney on Saturday night, mocking his Republican opponent as a fuddy-duddy rich guy who travels with his dog in a cage strapped to the roof of the family car.

Delivering the traditionally comic remarks at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, the president seemed to enjoy needling Mr. Romney just days after the general election contest effectively got underway. The highlight was a spoof Romney ad showing the former governor at the door of Air Force One with a dog cage on top of the aircraft.

Families are off limits, Mr. Obama declared. “Dogs, however, are apparently fair game,” he said.

Mr. Obama pointed out that he was speaking in a cavernous hotel ballroom, or “what Mitt Romney would call a little fixer-upper.” He noted that he and Mr. Romney both have degrees from Harvard University, but the Republican has two. “What a snob,” Mr. Obama joked. And he said after his own appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s show this week, Mr. Romney “asked if he could get some equal time on ‘The Merv Griffin Show.’ ”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/us/politics/obama-targets-romney-at-white-house-correspondents-dinner.html

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:39 AM

1. Damn! I'm so mad at myself for missing this! I'm LOL just reading this! And he does comedy

so well!

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Response to gateley (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:02 AM

3. CSPAN is playing it again

It is on now

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:12 AM

4. Thanks! Can't watch it now, but Tx4obama posted it in videos in its entirety -- plus previous

bonus years!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:00 AM

2. I love the White House Correspondents' Dinner

It should be broadcasted live on all the major networks. Too bad the funniest people would never get invited back. Colbert and Sykes.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:13 AM

5. I think Colbert would be invited back -- why not? Same with Sykes, but I haven't seen it yet. nt

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