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  •  Excellent Diary ... (0+ / 0-)

    Re: Bush and the Correspondent's Dinner, the reason I will always hold contempt for that annual bash with the powerful was the video in 2005 (?) that George W Bush presented there about not being able to find weapons of mass destruction.  The video clip shows him looking under the White House desk, and other furniture being like "uh, no weapons of mass destruction here."  The crowd at the Correspondent's Dinner laughed.

    They laughed, even though we went to War on a false premise and killed thousands of our kids - who are disproportionately low-income people of color.  For this crowd of journalists, the fact we hadn't found WMD's was all just a big joke.  I mean, really ... isn't George W Bush so funny??

    Of course, the best Correspondent's Dinner was in 2006 - when Stephen Colbert roasted the President for 22 minutes in the most devastatingly satirical way.  The crowd, however, was convinced that he wasn't funny.

    •  For once, I agree with Sarah Palin ... (0+ / 0-)

      "Yuk it up media and pols. While America is buried in taxes and a fight for our rights, the permanent political class in DC dresses up and has a prom to make fun of themselves. No need for that, we get the real joke."

      -- Sarah Palin, writing on Facebook, about the White House Correspondent's Dinner.

      Except for the "taxes" part, I agree with her sentiments.

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