I hope the families of the two GIs that died today are yuking it up!
Bush Pokes Fun at Media Dinner
The president was a scream last night, at the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association 60th annual dinner.
It's absolutely worth reading the full text of his remarks.
Among his funnier lines:
* "Do you know what Rummy's favorite TV show is? 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.' (Laughter.) My Cabinet could take some pointers from watching that show. In fact, I'm going to have the Fab Five do a make over on Ashcroft. (Laughter.)"
* "A couple of years ago when I was here, I read from my book of 'Misarticalations.' (Laughter.) Fortunately, my verbal phonation and electricution -- (laughter) -- have improved."
I'm trying to find the pictures that went along with his "White House Election-Year Album" slide show, but so far I haven't succeeded.
As Jennifer Frey writes in The Washington Post, he "described a picture of himself doing what looked like the shuffle in the Oval Office in front of Condoleezza Rice as 'here I'm trying to explain John Kerry's foreign policy to Condi.'"
And he "put up dorky-looking pictures of himself. A recurring joke involved photos of the president in awkward positions -- bent over as if he's looking under a table, leaning to look out a window -- accompanied by remarks such as 'Those weapons of mass destruction must be somewhere!' and 'Nope, no weapons over there!' and 'Maybe under here?'"
See White House Briefing by Dan Froomkin at the Washington Post.