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    Did anyone watch? Obama started off strong--the opening bit with the teleprompter was pretty funny--and he had some good one-liners.

    Obama part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6npOSHUmQUc
    Obama part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMtFN...eature=channel

    Wanda Sykes--yeesh! She was really funny, but there were a few cringe-worthy jokes. Like suggesting Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker.

    Sykes Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m2ubJYJXUo&feature=channel
    Sykes Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyRpV...eature=channel

    I give credit to Bush -- gasp -- for being a great comedian at these dinners, too. Here's last year's event: President Bush at 2008 Correspondents Dinner
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16ZKO0uRr6Q

    Of course, my favorite all-time Correspondent's Dinner was Clinton's last one in 2000, when he made the Final Days movie:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcckSM2GwYg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani View Post
    Wanda Sykes--yeesh! She was really funny, but there were a few cringe-worthy jokes. Like suggesting Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker.
    . . . and hoping that his kidneys fail. There's a fine line at these events that is often crossed. When in doubt - make it self-deprecating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by augie View Post
    . . . and hoping that his kidneys fail. There's a fine line at these events that is often crossed. When in doubt - make it self-deprecating.
    I didn't see it, but you must admit Sir Rush routinely crosses the line. Remember when he claimed that Michael J Fox was either faking his parkinsons symptoms or had gone off his meds..... Sheesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordansmom View Post
    I didn't see it, but you must admit Sir Rush routinely crosses the line. Remember when he claimed that Michael J Fox was either faking his parkinsons symptoms or had gone off his meds..... Sheesh.
    I'm not defending Rushbo here, but two wrongs don't make a right, ya know? Both comments were cringe-worthy. In front of the president, I'd try to raise the bar a bit. But then, I suppose the White House Correspondents Association knew what it was getting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by augie View Post
    . . . and hoping that his kidneys fail. There's a fine line at these events that is often crossed. When in doubt - make it self-deprecating.
    I agree she went over the line. Some of her other material was very funny (like her riff on the photos of the President with his shirt off - hilarious!) The stuff about Rush Limbaugh was not.

    I thought the President was really funny, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonB View Post
    I agree she went over the line. Some of her other material was very funny (like her riff on the photos of the President with his shirt off - hilarious!) The stuff about Rush Limbaugh was not.
    Something about how can the photogs always catch you with your shirt off but never when you're smoking? Yes, that was good. That's a zinger that doesn't involve terrorism or wishes for death and much more appropriate for the setting.

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    I thought Obama looked a bit uncomfortable, but Michelle was cracking up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonB View Post
    I thought the President was really funny, however.
    I liked his line about completeing the next hundred days in only 72, and then resting on the 73rd day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordansmom View Post
    I liked his line about completeing the next hundred days in only 72, and then resting on the 73rd day.
    The stuff about John Boehner was really funny, too. And his quip about Michael Steele saying he was "in the heezy".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani View Post
    I'm not defending Rushbo here, but two wrongs don't make a right, ya know? Both comments were cringe-worthy. In front of the president, I'd try to raise the bar a bit. But then, I suppose the White House Correspondents Association knew what it was getting.
    I didn't find it funny either, except Wanda Sykes was supposed to be a joke, unlike the vitriole Rush spews.

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