From this evening’s White House Correspondents Dinner #whcd #nerdprom
The President killed it.
(click the volume symbol in the upper left corner of this Vine
to hear PBO deliver the punch line)
Joel McHale followed the President; always an unenviable task. And the funny man’s timing was a bit wonky, sometimes too rushed, but just as he does on The Soup (minus the laugh track). There were a few times where he seemed to have stalled into a nosedive – but then he’d recover, just in time. Many funny one-liners. His best cuts were the deepest. He roasted CNN over the hot coals of shame. But his real triumph tonight was when he splayed, flayed, filetted and puréed the governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie… who was in da house:
“Governor, do you want bridge jokes or size jokes? ‘Cause I’ve got a bunch of both. I could go half and half. I know you like a combo platter. Now, I know, I get that. I am sorry for that joke, Governor Christie. I did not know I was going to tell it, but I take full responsibility for it. Whoever wrote it will be fired. But the buck stops here. So I will be a man and own up to it just as soon as I get to the bottom of how it happened because I was unaware it happened until just now. I am appointing a blue-ribbon commission of me to investigate the joke I just told. And if I find any wrongdoing on my part, I assure you I will be dealt with. I just looked into it. It turns out I am not responsible for it. Justice has been served.”
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If the linkage of Boehner and the color orange is lost on you,
this might help: Electile Dysfunction.
If you haven’t been following the Chris Christie scandale for the past six months – g’day Aussies! 🙂 – here’s the skinny: Superfat superarrogant Republican governor of New Jersey was being ordained as the GOP’s answer to Hillary in 2016. Then last September he had his minions cause a huge traffic snarl on the George Washington Bridge (busiest bridge in the country, which links NJ and NYC) as political retribution, or real estate speculation, or both. That blew up in the media in December, and he claimed to know nothing about it. Seems he did… so he had still other minions investigate his first set of minions, and himself. And they recently announced that no one did anything wrong and the Gov’nah certainly didn’t know about any of it. Oh, and then something about him holding Hurricane Sandy recovery funding hostage in return for political favors… Sadly for Chris Christie, everyone in New Jersey, New York and the federal government is investigating him now, and his chances of being elected president have dwindled from slim to none to… you might as well undo that lap band and go back to hitting the Krispy Kremes, gov.
American politics. It’s a blood sport.
The End (so far)