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Monday, April 30, 2012

One good zinger from the WHCD

John Hinderaker at Powerline has negative thoughts on the White House Correspondents Dinner.

Events like last night’s always leave me feeling in need of a shower. Partly it is because there some truth to Kimmel’s joke, after noting that the room was full of politicians, members of the media and celebrities, that “Everything that is wrong with America is here in this room.” Partly is is due to the sense that everyone involved in the event is pretending. The politicians pretend to engage in self-deprecation that shows they don’t take themselves too seriously. The comics pretend that they are just trying to be funny, lampooning politicians impartially in search of laughs. But, even though some of the lines are indeed funny, the premise of the event is fundamentally false. In fact, politicians, comedians and even the celebrities present are pursuing an agenda that is both self-aggrandizing and political. That is why, I think, such events always leave me feeling unclean.

I have to agree to some degree.  It's just another form of the usual logrolling.   But there was one other good line from Kimmel that had to skewer both Obama and the media.

“Even some of your Democrats think you’re a pushover Mr. President,” said Kimmel. “They would like to see you stick to your guns and if you don’t have any guns, they would like to see you ask Eric Holder to get some for you.”

You see, the elephant in the room is Fast and Furious.  Eventually, this will all come out, to devastating effect on Obama.  The MSM is busy ignoring it, knowing how bad it could be for The One.  At least Kimmel knows. 

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