The White House Correspondents’ Dinner (aka Nerd Prom) Was a Success

Obama at Nerd Prom

At the 99th annual White House Correspondents’ dinner Saturday night, affectionately (?) nicknamed Nerd Prom, Obama brought on the laughter… and the tears.

Entering to the rap track “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled, Obama launched into a series of jokes, taking aim at Republicans, the media, and himself.

On spending time with Republicans: “Some folks still don’t think I spend enough time with Congress. ‘Why don’t you get a drink with Mitch McConnell?’ they ask,” Obama said. “Really? Why don’t you get a drink with Mitch McConnell?”

On the media: “I know CNN has taken some knocks lately but the fact is, I admire their commitment to covering all sides of the story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate.”

On growing old: “I look in the mirror and say I’m not the strapping young Muslim Socialist that I used to be,”

It wasn’t all fun and games for the President though. Obama closed by paying tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing as well as the recent tragedy in Texas, praising everyone from first responders to local journalists (minus CNN) for serving the public good.

The usual assortment of journalists, Hollywood types, Cabinet members, governors, members of Congress, and for some reason the Gangnam Style guy attended the dinner. But one person was noticeably absent… Well, actually nobody noticed until she started tweeting about assclowns.

Sarah Palin, upset that her invite got lost in the mail, took to Twitter to express her disgust with Nerd Prom. 

“That #WHCD was pathetic. The rest of America is out there working our asses off while these DC assclowns throw themselves a #nerdprom” 

Palin Hates Nerd Prom

But most people (particularly Tom Brokaw) were just thankful that Lindsay Lohan didn’t ruin another White House Correspondents’ dinner.

Watch President Obama’s comedy routine below, along with a sneak peak at the new Obama movie, starring Daniel Day Lewis as Obama and Tracy Morgan as Joe Biden.


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