I pick on President Obama quit a bit. Nevertheless, I believe in giving credit where credit is due.
At Saturday night's annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, Obama did an excellent job of poking fun at himself, his own administration and Democrats and Republicans alike.
I haven't been able to find an adequate highlight video, but you can watch the President's entire performance in the following video.
Obama made light of his frequent use of a teleprompter and poked fun at Vice President Joe Biden's habit of speaking off the cuff. Other jokes included the following:
- Former vice president Dick Cheney couldn't attend because he was working on his memoir "tentatively titled, How to Shoot Friends and Interrogate People."
- Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel always has a hard time on Mother's Day -- "he's not used to saying the word 'day' after 'mother.'"
- "I believe my next hundred days will be so successful that I will be able to complete them in 72 days. And on my 73rd day, I will rest."
- Obama said his administration has helped bring fresh, young faces to the Democrat Party like Arlen Specter.
My favorite line was Obama saying that in his second hundred days they will train their dog Bo, because the last thing Tim Geithner needs is someone else treating him like a fire hydrant.