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There are plenty of other sites around town that are devoted to coverage of Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, so we won’t make it too much of a habit around here. However, there are some fun moments that are worth talking about thanks to the A-list media types gathered together for the dinner. In case you missed it, the funniest quips weren’t from the featured guest, a certain infamous talk show host by the name of Jay Leno: they came during President Obama’s remarks to the crowd.
Some of the best lines?
“I’m glad to see the only person who’s ratings…fell more than mine is here tonight. Hey good to see you Jay.”
“I hear I am big on Twitter…Facebook….or, as Sarah Palin calls it “Socialized Media.”
According to a few notes from media critics, the zingers were thanks to The Daily Show writers, so let’s not get into a tizzy about taxpayer dollars for comedy scribes. Still, you have to give it to 44 for solid delivery, and, politics aside, its still a funny way to start to the week. Enjoy:
‘Rib Eye Steak Dinner’
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PETA will not be attending this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner stag, as it sounds like the date they lined up will be a big heifer. No, stop groaning. The group is bringing a “cow” to the Washington Hilton on Saturday evening to stand outside the event with a sign that says, “Don’t Eat MEat [sic].”
The animal rights group is decently upset that, even though the organization has said that this year’s event will be the most eco-friendly rendition in the dinner’s history, meat will still be served as an option. Citing “environmental degradation” of the meat process, PETA’s statement noted that there are many negative impacts that occur on the way from farm to plate. They even asked the association to go completely Vegan with their menu.
It may be something to stew on, but wouldn’t count on anything changing come dinner time tomorrow.
‘White House Correspondents Dinner’
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The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner – sometimes affectionately referred to as “Nerd Prom” – is a gala to which media types through D.C. very much look forward. While it’s a fancy-pants event to begin with, the dinner often attracts a wide array of politically active celebrities to visit the District to enjoy the prom.
Mike Allen has the scoop (I mean, it’s Mike Allen, of course he has the scoop) on the types of stars you can expect to grace the event. Among others, it looks like the press corps can join Alec Baldwin, Betty White, Jeremy Piven, the Jonas Brothers, Jimmy Fallon, John Cusack, Morgan Freeman, Mariska Hargitay, and even new Redskins QB, Donovan McNabb. It looks to be another A-list caliber WHCD.