Skip to comments.Obama, Daniels Crack Wise At Gridiron Dinner
Posted on 03/13/2011 12:06:28 PM PDT by jamese777
President Obama got the Marine Band to give him a special musical introduction at the Gridiron Club's annual dinner on Saturday night. After the traditional Hail to the Chief, Gunnery Sgt. Kevin Bennear sprang to the stage and as the band struck up the familiar chords of Bruce Springsteens anthem, belted out:
Born in the U-S-A! Born in the U-S-A!
Some things just bear repeating, said Obama, as an audience of more than 600 government officials and media executives broke up at the allusion to the long-running rumors over the presidents birth certificate.
Obamas speech, a series of jokes about himself and his political rivals, capped an evening of song and satire at the 126th Gridiron dinner, an evening in which Washington political reporters don outlandish costumes to lampoon the politicians they cover at a white-tie banquet with many of the targets in attendance.
The guests, gathered family-style around long tables, included two of Obamas potential GOP 2012 rivals: Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana, the evenings Republican keynoter, and Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi. In addition to the reporters songs and skits, the evening traditionally features three speeches: one from a leading Democrat, one from a leading Republican, and one from the president.
Obama thanked Barbour, who has joked about his less-than-svelte physique, for supporting first lady Michelle Obamas Lets Move campaign to promote exercise for children, but added: When Michelle said you need to run, she didnt mean for president.
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Jail to the Chief,
He’s a thief,
And he needs jailin’.
Probably smoking crack.
No doubt Daniels was having a great time telling Obama how he defeated Tea Party supported Right-to-Work legislation, by saying he wasn’t interested in it at this time.
His actions are telling aren’t they?
They are just all so full of themselves.
There is nothing wise at this event.
Being born in the USA doesnt make you an “American”. Do they have a song “Can Ya Prove It Ya Commie Bastard” we can sing at his next Presidential Party?
German Gridiron dinner
Why is a Marine Corps gunnery sergeant doing this? Couldn’t they get the so-called “boss” to make an appearance?
While Grandma says Obama is Born in the K-E-N-Y-A! Born in the K-E-N-Y-A!
More from the Gridiron dinner: Zero and Chris Matthews.
I couldn’t agree more. The Beltway crowd can be very inward-focused and self-congratulatory. It just leaves a bad impression when they throw big parties for themselves during bad economic times.
Yeah, all the big shots and the glitterati yucking it up - about as funny as a rubber crutch. Makes me sick.
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