Monday, May 11, 2009


I thought President Obama was really funny at the Saturday night White House Correspondents' Association dinner.  Kudos to the writers.

On the other hand, he wasn't that funny.  Obama was all over television Saturday night and Sunday, even into Monday morning.  Did his remarks deserve that much play?  I think not.  On the other hand, it was a fairly slow news weekend.

It's always strange to see the president, any president, in a different environment.  That could be part of the fascination.

George Bernard Shaw said "Dying is easy.  Comedy is hard."  Some presidential events over the years made horrible attempts at humor.  Bad taste abounds.

At least, we made it through a spotlighted dinner without a major incident.