Sunday, April 26, 2015

My favorite lines of the White House Correspondents Dinner 2015

Here are my picks of the best jokes from the White House Correspondence dinner from funny to very funny. The very scientific criteria for the order was based on how much I laughed. 

10. On Saturday Night Live, Cecily impersonates CNN  anchor Brooke Baldwin, which is surprising, because usually the only people impersonating journalists on CNN are journalists on CNN.

9. The polar vortex caused so many record lows, they renamed it MSNBC.

8. And Bernie Sanders might run. I like Bernie. Bernie’s an interesting guy. Apparently, some folks want to see a pot-smoking socialist in the White House. We could get a third Obama term after all.

7. Hillary kicked things off by going completely unrecognized at a Chipotle. Not to be outdone, Martin O’Malley went completely unrecognized as a Martin O’Malley campaign event.

6. A few weeks ago, Dick Cheney says he thinks I’m the worst president of his lifetime. Which is interesting because I think Dick Cheney is the worst president of my lifetime.

5. ...for many Americans this is still a time of deep uncertainty.  For example, I have one friend just a few weeks ago, she was making millions of dollars a year and she’s now living out of a van in Iowa.

4. Being president is never easy. I still have to fix a broken immigration system, issue veto threats, negotiate with Iran. All while finding time to pray five times a day. Which is strenuous.

3. He’s not just a great Vice President, he is a great friend. We’ve gotten so close in some places in Indiana, they won’t serve us pizza anymore.

2. Today thanks to Obamacare you no longer have to worry about losing your insurance if you lose your job. You’re welcome, Senate democrats.

1. And it is no wonder that that people keep pointing out how the presidency has aged me. I look so old John Boehner’s already invited Benjamin Netanyahu to speak at my funeral.

To watch the entire speech:

To read the transcript, click here.

1 comment:

Steve Elefson said...

Thanks for posting this; I wouldn't have seen it otherwise. Your list is definitely on point. I would just add the following:

"ABC is here with some of the stars from their big new comedy Blackish. It’s a great show but I have to give ABC fair warning: being blackish only makes you popular for so long. There’s a shelf life to that thing."